Journal article

Effectiveness of an online insomnia program (SHUTi) for prevention of depressive episodes (the GoodNight Study): a randomised controlled trial

Helen Christensen, Philip J Batterham, John A Gosling, Lee M Ritterband, Kathleen M Griffiths, Frances P Thorndike, Nick Glozier, Bridianne O'Dea, Ian B Hickie, Andrew J Mackinnon

LANCET PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In view of the high co-occurrence of depression and insomnia, a novel way to reduce the risk of escalating depression might be to offer an insomnia intervention. We aimed to assess whether an online self-help insomnia program could reduce depression symptoms. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled trial at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Internet users (aged 18-64 years) with insomnia and depression symptoms, but who did not meet criteria for major depressive disorder, were randomly assigned (1:1), via computer-generated randomisation, to receive SHUTi, a 6 week, modular, online insomnia program based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia, o..

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