A Revision of Preventive Web-based Psychotherapies in Subjects at Risk of Mental Disorders

TitleA Revision of Preventive Web-based Psychotherapies in Subjects at Risk of Mental Disorders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSánchez-Gutiérrez, T., S. Barbeito, and A. Calvo
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
ISSN1989-1660
IssueSpecial Issue on 3D Medicine and Artificial Intelligence
Volume4
Number5
Date Published09/2017
Pagination50-54
Abstract

For the last years, the impulse of new technologies has overcome the traditional pathways of face-to-face clinical intervention and web-based psychological methodologies for intervention have started to gain success. This study aims to review the state-of-art about the effectiveness studies on preventive web- based interventions accomplished in samples of subjects at high risk for depressive, anxiety, eating behavior, problematic substance use symptoms and promotion of psychological well-being. Results showed that web-based psychological interventions for the prevention of mental disorders seemed to be effective for at risk individuals. Online health promotion in the general population was also effective to avoid the onset of clinical psychological circumstances. Future research should focus on personalized online intervention and on the evaluation of web-based engagement.

KeywordsMedicine, Prevention, Risk, Web Services
DOI10.9781/ijimai.2017.459
URLhttp://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/files/2016/12/ijimai20174_5_9_pdf_14588.pdf
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