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Studies Confirm Effectiveness of Online Behavioral

Widely experienced in executive roles with major digital and telemedicine companies and start-ups, Mark Hirschhorn serves as president and COO of Talkspace. A leader in offering professional mental and behavioral health services online, Talkspace is confidential, accessible, and affordable, and draws on the skills of licensed and experienced therapists. Mark Hirschhorn and his team, while pioneering a relatively new means of delivering therapy, are also mindful that the therapeutic process is centered on human connection, however that takes place.

A 2014 study appearing in Behavior Research and Therapy noted that individually designed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), accessed online, was able to treat anxiety-related conditions successfully. The researchers in the randomized controlled trial found that online treatment delivered good value for money, with behavioral improvements still observed at the one-year post-therapy mark.

Researchers, describing another study in a 2014 article in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said that online interaction with a therapist proved as useful as in-person contact for patients seeking help with depression. This small, randomized clinical study also found that only the study’s online therapy patients showed a continuation of symptom reduction three months post-treatment.

Even more recently, a 2018 report published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders stated that CBT conducted online was equally as effective and useful as face-to-face therapy and offered practical value for clients seeking help with a variety of conditions. These include generalized anxiety, panic and social anxiety disorders, and conditions involving major depression.
Studies Confirm Effectiveness of Online Behavioral
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