Online Peer-Networked Collaborative Learning for Managing Depressive Symptoms

Eligibility Criteria

Patient

1)    Is at least 19 years of age
2)    Has an e-mail account, computer
3)    Has regular access to the internet
4)    Is able to speak and read English
5)    Lives in the United States

State
Illinois

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) is developing technologies that may be used by adults to promote better mental health. These technologies include mobile phone applications, websites, or interactive characters. CBITs is developing a system that interprets and determines the patient's location, activity, social context, mood and aims to provide skills that may help individuals with depression.

Mobile Phone and Internet-Based Intervention for Depression (Mobilyze!)

Eligibility Criteria

Patient
1)    Is at least 19 years of age
2)    Has an e-mail account
3)    Is within a cellular network range the majority of the day
4)    Is able to speak and read English
5)    Lives in the United States

State
Illinois

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) is developing and testing a mobile phone intervention that utilizes multiple methods of communication to provide care for depression and can continuously connect to, collect data from, and reach out to the adult patient. CBITs is developing a system that interprets and determines the patient's location, activity, social context, mood and aims to provide skills that may help individuals with depression.

Sleep Problems and PTSD

Many people have trouble sleeping at times. But it's more likely after you have experienced an accident, war, assault, disaster, or other traumatic event.

You may find you are sleeping too little, or too much, or having nightmares. If these symptoms don't go away, get worse over time, or interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a doctor.

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD.

Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety and Comorbid Disorders

Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.

Living at the Speed of Life

Marc Kohn“I’m back!” That was the phrase I’d said to myself starting in middle school when my malaise lifted and a cycle of joy came around. I seemed to live in a world moving in slow motion. It was only when “I was back” that I returned to normal life speed. This slow-to-normal oscillation went on well into my thirties. But I had no idea I was depressed.