Thursday, September 21, 2006
MoodGYM is an initiative of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.
It's an interactive program designed to help people identify whether they are experiencing problems with emotions such as depression and anxiety, to help them learn skills to overcome these problems and develop good coping skills for the future.
The program is easy to use and is based on both cognitive and interpersonal therapy, both of which have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of depression, anxiety and related mood disorders.
It shouldn't be used as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional but is a good starting point if you want to learn more about these disorders.