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Online technology key to mental health interventions

Online technology key to mental health interventions

A new study has confirmed that looking to online technologies may be the key to dealing with supporting patients of mental illness. Rachel Worsleyreports.

Online intervention can reach people who might not seek assistance otherwise. Photo: Julien Haler/flickr

A recent study from the Black Dog Institute has found that information and communication technologies are just as likely to be important as biotechnology in mental health interventions.

The study, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, found that the internet has led to an explosion in the dissemination of knowledge and sharing among individuals and organisations.