An examination of the growth of Internet self help sites for depression and related problems

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ACIS 2005 Proceedings - 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 2005
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2005-12-01
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The aim of this research study is to evaluate the availability and classification of the types of currently available Internet self-help for depression. Its aim is to develop an understanding of what is available for young people at risk of depression who would otherwise perhaps not seek help. In Australia, depression is the top-ranked cause of nonfatal disability. Over 27% of young adults have a current mental disorder, with depression being the most prevalent (10.8%). Though there are Internet-based self-help programs, evidence-based interactive programs developed specifically for young people, are not yet available. Recommendations are also made for further research. © 2005.
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