Long-term effectiveness of GAIA digital therapy shown in new study

Exeter, UK, Wednesday 19 July 2017 14:19 GMT

In a new article coming out in Behaviour Research and Therapy, a team of leading researchers reported that one of GAIA’s digital therapies is effective at one-year follow-up, nine months after the treatment had actually ended. The benefits conferred by our software were long-lasting, statistically significant, and clinically important. All participants had access to usual treatment, including medication and psychotherapy, but those who received our intervention (deprexis) on top of usual care experienced a 21% greater chance of achieving depression remission than the control group, who received standard care. The effects were robust even when adjusting for variables such as age, sex and baseline depression, or when using clinician-rated depression measures, which are the gold standard in the field. The researchers concluded that our treatment “was superior to usual care alone in achieving remission in people with mild to moderate depressive symptoms over a 12-months follow-up period.” These findings point to the real-world significance of our approach, showing that long-lasting symptomatic improvements can be achieved when using our software on top of usual care.

Klein, J.P., Späth, C., Schröder, J., Meyer, B., Greiner, W., Hautzinger, M., Lutz, W., Rose, M., Vettorazzi, E., Andersson, G., Hohagen, F., Moritz, S., & Berger, T. (in press). Time to remission from mild to moderate depressive symptoms: One year results from the EVIDENT-study, an RCT of an internet intervention for depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.07.013

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