Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CCBT is still roughly the same conventional CBT program, the only difference is it is delivered via computer.
Actually, CCBT is very efficient and helpful. However, it is not for everyone.
Unlike the traditional CBT which is for all individuals suffering from any depression or other anxiety disorders, this on the other hand, is only for individuals with mild or moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression who do not need more intensive treatment and support from real health care professionals.
CCBT and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), the independent organization responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health, has actually performed a review on the computerized cognitive behavioral therapy and consequently made some notable recommendations like:
- Beating the Blues for individuals with mild or moderate depression.
- FearFighter for individuals with panic disorder and some sort of phobias.
NICE also has made a conclusion that there is no enough justifying reasons to suggest COPE and Overcoming Depression for handling depression. However, such methods or programs are not wastes at all as they can still be used as part or portion of any ongoing or recent clinical trials and the like.
Another stuff NICE found to be somehow useless is the OCFighter, however, only in cases of individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder who are not already using it.
Basically, individuals who are presently practicing OCFighter actually either as component of their treatment, or clinical trial should have the chance to go on with the entire medication or treatment until such time they themselves together with their specialist or GP conceive it is the time to finally cease in a way.