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Study Finds Computers Don't Make Good Therapists

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Faced with a computer program, adults with depression were generally "unwilling to engage" in a recent British study. Depressed patients preferred to interact with human beings.

But, WBUR's Common Health reports, there's still a place for technology in mental health care. Video conference sessions with therapists, for example, or using computer programs as a complement to live interaction.

For Depression, Computer-Assisted Therapy Offers Little Benefit, Study Finds