Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders

In collaboration with Health Quality Ontario (HQO),  we completed a review of available evidence on the use of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) in individuals with mild and moderate major depression and anxiety disorders. Collaboratively, both organizations contributed to a health technology assessment that involved analyses of the evidence on clinical effectiveness, economic aspects, patient perspectives and experiences, ethics, and implementation issues in order to inform policy decisions relevant to the use of iCBT for individuals with these mental health disorders.

This summary tool includes:

  • A brief background on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders.
  • A brief description of iCBT, the current status of its use in Canada, and its role in the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders.
  • Our evidence highlights from the clinical, economic, patients’ perspectives, ethical, implementation analyses and HQO assessments.