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Commentary on: Staples LG, Dear BF, Johnson B, et al. Internet-delivered treatment for young adults with anxiety and depression: evaluation in routine clinical care and comparison with research trial outcomes. J Affect Disord 2019;256:103–9.
Implications for practice and research
For those who completed the course, ‘Mood Mechanic’ was associated with significant improvements in anxiety and depression symptoms and may be a useful option for use with groups of young adults who are reluctant or unable to enrol for face-to-face treatment
More research is needed on how best to retain patients in online treatment in real-life clinical settings
The prevalence of anxiety and depression in young adults is high1 but as a group they are less likely than older people to make use …
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