23 February 2006

Internet and depression level

Some people are more delusional than it is permissible for a scientist.

Researchers in Sweden have found that an Internet-based form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), along with participation in an Internet discussion group, can significantly improve symptoms for those with mild to moderate depression. The self-directed program also appeared to be beneficial in reducing anxiety symptoms and improving patients' overall quality of life.

Indeed, said Gerhard Andersson, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral sciences at Linkoping University, "self-help treatment of depression is an attractive treatment option" and may be just as effective as traditional face-to-face forms of psychotherapy.

No, really, guys - come on! Look at me. I mean, it will take more than all the Ivy League professors combined to get me out of that depression spiral. And I know precisely when it started. And what causes it.

  • There were no new links in the last xx weeks
  • The daily number of hits is falling
  • These two Higher Being bastards don't want to link us for love or for money. And I don't want to talk about the kinds of love we have offered...
  • These thoughts about branching out into pornography to increase traffic...
  • And the blog design sucks, and there is no time to do anything about it

See, Gerhard?