Problem solving therapy is an evidence based treatment that is often used in patients with depression. Computerized problem solving therapy has been studied and shown to be effective although challenges around ensuring patients stay engaged and complete online therapies must be considered. Most studies showing benefit of computerized problem solving therapy have high rates of engagement, so the evidence is largely from more motivated patients. If engagement is lower, for example in a smartphone delivered study of problem solving therapy – then the impact of the treatment will also be lower. Thus for a motivated or engaged patient, online problem solving therapy can be a useful tool.
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