n Mental Health Matters - Breaking down barriers : online self-help for bipolar disorder




Over the past decade there has been an emergence of online interventions across a range of mental health issues, especially in mood and anxiety disorders. This reflects the growth in people accessing the Internet, with an increase from 46% in 2000 to 74% in 2009 in the United States (Fox, 2013). One of the major drawcards for people using the Internet is the availability of health information, with 7 in 10 US adults tracking health behaviours or symptoms online (Fox, 2013).


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