e-Mental health - A guide for GPs

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e-Mental health interventions can be used in a variety of different ways across the care continuum.

Prevention and early intervention

To teach psychological concepts and build resilience33–38

Primary treatment

As a first-line strategy for mild to moderate mental illness. Under this stepped care model, patients who do not make clinically significant and reliable treatment gains after receiving e-mental health would be referred to another form of treatment (eg face-to-face therapy or pharmacotherapy)39–41

Adjunctive treatment

Complementary to another treatment for patients with more severe or chronic mental illness42


To prevent relapse of mental illness43

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