Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 75–87

Internet-Based Mental Health Interventions


    • Center for Adolescent Health Promotion and Disease PreventionJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • Michele L. Ybarra, Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.
  • William W. Eaton
    • Department of Mental HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

DOI: 10.1007/s11020-005-3779-8

Cite this article as:
Ybarra, M.L. & Eaton, W.W. Ment Health Serv Res (2005) 7: 75. doi:10.1007/s11020-005-3779-8


Following recent reviews of community and practice-based mental health interventions, an assessment of Internet-based interventions is provided. Although relatively new, many Internet mental health interventions have reported early results that are promising. Both therapist-led as well as self-directed online therapies indicate significant alleviation of disorder-related symptomatology. The number of studies addressing child disorders lags behind those of adults. More research is needed to address methodological issues of Internet-based treatments.


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