Internet-based interventions for psychosis: a sneak-peek into the future

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;35(3):735-47. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2012.06.011.


The Internet and mobile technologies are becoming ubiquitous. However, the potential of these technologies to support people with psychosis has been unexplored and the development of innovative e-based interventions is overdue. Research suggests the acceptability and effectiveness of such interventions in psychosis. Internet-based technologies have the potential to transform psychosis treatment by enhancing the accessibility of evidence-based interventions, fostering engagement with mental health services, and maintaining treatment benefits over the long term. This article reviews the current evidence on Internet-based interventions for psychosis, including potential benefits, risks, and future challenges. Recommendations are proposed for developing future online interventions for psychosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods
  • Family / psychology
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Mental Health Services*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods
  • Peer Group
  • Psychotic Disorders / therapy*
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Social Support*