CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.
For evidence, tools, and resources related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Evidence Portal.


Begin main content

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

Last Updated: July 22, 2019
Product Line: Optimal Use
Result type: Tools

CADTH, in collaboration with Health Quality Ontario (HQO), 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.
  • Evidence highlights from the clinical, economic, patients’ perspectives, ethical, and implementation analyses of the CADTH and HQO assessments.