Evaluation of an e-mental health tool for major depressive disorder in youth

A randomized controlled pilot trial - December 2015

Depression in adolescents and young adults is a major mental health condition that requires attention. Research suggests that approaches that include spiritual concepts and are delivered through an online platform are a potentially beneficial approach to treating/managing depression in this population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an 8-week online spirituality informed e-mental health intervention (the LEAP Project) on depression severity, and secondary outcomes of spiritual well-being and self-concept, in adolescents and young adults with major depressive disorder of mild to moderate severity.

Source:
https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-015-0968-x

Andrew Morgan