Absolutely! Over the last decade, numerous research studies have shown the effective potential of online therapeutic conversation.
Is patient progress slower in online therapy?
No! Myriad of studies demonstrates messaging therapy can be as effective as traditional therapy for the treatment of the most common emotional and behavioral health issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress, PTSD, and more.
You will find below a good start for showing the breadth of the telemedicine and online medicine field:
- A comprehensive review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions
- Distance Therapy Comes of Age
- Home telemental health implementation and outcomes using electronic messaging
- Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patients Enrolled in Telemental Health Services, 2006–2010
- Internet-based and other computerized psychological treatments for adult depression: A meta-analysis
- Internet-versus group-administered cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder in a psychiatric setting: a randomised trial
- Mobile Assessment and Treatment for Schizophrenia (MATS): a pilot trial of an interactive text-messaging intervention for medication adherence, socialization, and auditory hallucinations
- Mobile phone technologies improve adherence to antiretroviral treatment in a resource-limited setting: a randomized controlled trial of text message reminders
- The cameroon mobile phone sms (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy