A CBT App for Refractory Depression
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 6&7, July 2018
Topics: Research Update
Xiaofan Li, MD.
Dr. Li has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
This study tested a self-guided mobile app in patients with moderate to severe depression who had not responded to at least 1 antidepressant trial. The Japanese app, called Kokoro, used cartoon characters to present concepts from CBT, including self-monitoring, behavioral activation, and cognitive restructuring.