Beating the Blues is a web-based treatment program for mood and anxiety disorders that utilizes the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Created for the National Health Services in England, it is a widely used system for individuals suffering from one or more of these disorders. Beating the Blues consists of eight treatment “sessions” intended to help users learn skills for coping with anxiety and depression, as well as change the problematic thinking that may be contributing to their mental illness. It is available in two versions: one for use with a doctor or other mental health professional, which helps you an d doctor keep track of your progress together, and one for use by individuals on their own. Designed to help users overcome their illness, Beating the Blues may be particularly useful for individuals who do not have accessible or affordable mental health services in their community.

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Overall Score: 3.55/5.00

Total score: 10/14

Basis of research: 3/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 1/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016

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Available for: Computers (PCs and Macs)
Company: Ultrasis UK Ltd
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adults
Special provider necessary: No, but suggested
Non-English Language version available: No
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