Effects of online psychotherapy outlasted face-to-face counseling  A University of Zurich study divided a group of 62 patients in half and found that depression was eased in 53% of those given online therapy, compared to 50% who had in-person counseling. Three months after completing the study, 57% of online patients showed no signs of depression compared to 42% percent with conventional therapy—Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013

Canadian study shows online therapy delivers same satisfaction at less the cost  Patients in Ontario, Canada were assigned to face-to-face or live video counseling and experienced statistically the same clinical outcome and level of patient satisfaction. The only difference was that the cost of providing the online service was 10% less per patient.— American Psychiatric Association | 2007

Online therapy found beneficial in treating mental health problems "...researchers...have shown online treatments are just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common mental disorders. Anxiety, social phobias and depression are all conditions that respond well to clinician-supported internet-based treatments, the researchers found, with program participants recording recovery rates comparable to those in face-to-face therapy." — University of New South Wales | 2009

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