Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in people with epilepsy

Takeaway

  • A novel, epilepsy‐focused electronic cognitive behavioral therapy (eCBT) intervention, which requires no clinician support, improves depression symptoms at 3 months versus care as usual (CAU) in people with epilepsy (PwE) and depression.

Why this matters

  • Internet-based CBT might help to overcome barriers to effective recognition and management of depression and anxiety in PwE, both of which are associated with reduced quality of life and increased risk of mortality in this population.