Patients with depression often experience sleeping problems which may have an affect on their daily activities. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is proved effective when treating sleep problems. However, there is a minority of practitioners who are trained in this treatment option resulting in few patients getting this as a part of their treatment. Pharmacotherapy is a more frequently used option, despite its limited result and several side effects in the long run. An online CBT intervention could possible change this pattern.
The iSleep&Mood study participants got an online treatment for their sleeping problems, next to advice from a practitioner from the eHealth@Mind poli. The recruitment for this research project is now over. The online CBT intervention is currently used in daily practice.
Researcher (PhD student) Claire van Genugten, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org