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Online therapy has been proven work just as well, and in some cases better, than traditional, face-to-face therapy. Wagner, Horn and Maercker (2013) found that online therapy is just as effective as offline therapy at beating depression, and it was more effective than offline therapy at reducing depressive symptoms in the 3 months after the initial study.
Other studies on online therapy showed that:
In support of the growing evidence that online therapy works is the fact that people are generally more willing to self-disclose online than face-to-face, also known as the 'online disinhibition effect'.