Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 75–87

Internet-Based Mental Health Interventions


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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© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Adolescent Health Promotion and Disease PreventionJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore
  2. 2.Department of Mental HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore
  3. 3.Michele L. Ybarra, Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc.Irvine