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Computers and Depression

Depression strikes about 10 million Americans within any six-month period. Human therapists can now treat only a fraction of that number. But a study shows that by using computers, more of these persons might be helped. In the American Journal of Psychiatry, researcher John Greist presented a study showing that depressed people treated by computerized questions and answers improved just as much as those consulted under a human therapist.

Resource, Mar/Apr, 1990