E-mail effective for treating anxiety

E-mail therapy was found to be effective for treating anxiety patients, according to a trial of 62 patients conducted by professor Nazanin Alavi, M.D., of King's University in Ontario, MedPage Today reports. All participating patients had Beck Anxiety Inventory scores indicating they needed treatment, and those receiving cognitive behavior therapy via e-mail showed significant reductions in scores relative to a control group receiving no therapy via e-mail. 

Alavi said that the e-mail therapy "saved significant time both for patients, who were relieved of the necessity of travel to a clinic, and for herself as the therapist." Article