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Digital CBT could help young people with mild depression, NICE says

Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression.

Digital CBT is delivered on mobile phones, tablets or computers, meaning users can access help quickly, avoiding waiting lists.

Group CBT, group interpersonal psychotherapy and group mindfulness are also recommended as treatments.

NICE says that the choice of treatment should be based on clinical need and patient and carer preferences. The child or young person’s history, circumstances and maturity should also be considered. More….