Behavioral therapy, online and mobile

Computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy, therapy delivered via telemedicine, mobile self-tracking, social networking and games for health are all ways where therapy online is effectively extending the office visit, especially for those with moderate depression and anxiety. Strengthening this trend are growing demand, an undersupply of psychiatrists and psychologists, greater personal connectivity and new payment methods such as patient-centered medical homes. The short article by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn previews her latest white paper for the California Healthcare Foundation, The Online Couch: Mental Health Therapy on the Web. HealthPopuli article.