E-health bij kinderen met een angststoornis: gezamenlijk aan de slag!

Translated title of the contribution: E-health for children with anxiety disorders: a joint effort!

Maaike Nauta, Rozemarijn Vos

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Computers and the Internet have undeniably become an essential part of society and have also found their way to mental health care facilities. It makes sense to use these online opportunities especially in children and adolescents, who grow up with these digital applications and spend much time online. In the treatment of anxiety disorders in youth, first studies have shown that e-health interventions can be effective, especially when families themselves
subscribed to such an online intervention, for instance when regular mental health care was not accessible or not available. There are various forms of e-health programs for different target groups. In this article, four of these programs are described for children with anxiety disorders. Moreover, we discuss how the role of the therapist needs to be tailored to the different
approaches, like in supporting the use of a CD-ROM, in purely providing feedback via e-mail, or combining face-to-face treatment with online feedback in blended care. Future research will show how e-health can best be used in mental health to provide the most effective care possible.

Keywords: anxiety disorders, children, e-health, cognitive behavioural therapy
Translated title of the contributionE-health for children with anxiety disorders: a joint effort!
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)47-62
JournalTijdschrift Klinische Psychologie
Issue numberThemanummer: Innovatie in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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