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25 Jun 2018

Award for E-COMPARED Germany: Erlanger Medizinpreis

By |2018-06-25T12:42:15+00:0025 Jun 2018|

The non-profit association “Gesundheit und Medizin in Erlangen e.V” (Health and Medicine in Erlangen) awards every year innovative projects that help to improve the health care in Erlangen. Erlangen is the hometown of the Friedrich-Alexander-University, where the German project team conducted the study in cooperation with general practitioners in the metropolitan area Erlangen-Nuremberg. The [...]

04 Apr 2017

Online against depression in Germany: How can the internet and a mobile app help to improve the treatment of depression?

By |2017-06-09T18:18:07+00:0004 Apr 2017|

Feeling down, weak or listless are feelings everyone can relate to. It’s normal to have a “bad day” from time to time. However, if you are affected by additional symptoms and the “bad day” turns into a longer period of time, you might be suffering from a depression. Approximately 13 to 20 percent of [...]

27 Jan 2017

New video blog

By |2017-06-09T18:18:52+00:0027 Jan 2017|

We proudly present our new video blog on this website and the YouTube channel „E-COMPARED“. The aim of the short videos in this channel is to provide you with information about the project and to give you an impression about the people behind the project. In a first step, we interviewed work package (WP) leaders [...]

01 Dec 2016

Interview: Meet the project management team of E-COMPARED

By |2017-06-09T18:19:48+00:0001 Dec 2016|

I briefly met with the project management team of the E-COMPARED project (Heleen Riper, Christiaan Vis, and Jan Smit) and Annet Kleiboer (the representative of WP2) after the 4th consortium meeting in Paris and asked them to answer a few short questions about the E-COMPARED project. Tobias Krieger (TK): Heleen, could you please introduce [...]

15 Jun 2016

Can Internet reduce the economic burden resulting from depression?

By |2017-06-09T18:20:38+00:0015 Jun 2016|

One of the aims of E-COMPARED is to examine the value for money of a blended (Internet-based and face-to-face) treatment for depression. Internet-based treatments are offered to patients through secure websites (using a computer, smartphone or tablet), where they can access and complete treatment modules or lessons. Growing evidence demonstrates that Internet-based treatments are [...]

06 Jun 2016

Therapist experiences with the blended treatment using Moodbuster in the Netherlands

By |2017-06-09T18:21:32+00:0006 Jun 2016|

In July 2015, we started with the recruitment of patients for the E-Compared trial in the Netherlands where blended treatment is compared to usual care for depression in routine specialized mental healthcare. Within the blended treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is provided by integrating individual face-to-face sessions and online sessions delivered via the Moodbuster [...]

21 Mar 2016

German therapists and their experiences with Moodbuster

By |2017-06-09T18:22:27+00:0021 Mar 2016|

Depression is one of the most common disorders with an intense burden of disease associated with high health care costs. Currently there are 4 Million people in Germany affected by depression. However, only few are being treated effectively. One option to supplement classical therapy concepts are provided by internet-based treatments, due to shortened waiting [...]

08 Mar 2016

Can Artificial Intelligence Learn How I Will Feel Tomorrow?

By |2017-06-09T18:24:07+00:0008 Mar 2016|

To provide effective therapy for people suffering from a depression or any mental health problem, it is important to understand the impact therapies and experiences can have on the future state of a person (for instance upon the mood). If we understand this influence, it allows us to select specific treatments that are more [...]

02 Mar 2016

The E-COMPARED Study in Poland

By |2017-06-09T18:24:55+00:0002 Mar 2016|

E-COMPARED is the first nationwide project in Poland offering blended treatment for depression. Therefore, when starting the trial we had to undertake additional actions aiming to inform stakeholders and mental health specialists about the effectiveness of blended treatment. We launched a media campaign and organized stakeholder meetings to present evidence supporting the effectiveness of [...]