Depression Center is a web-based program intended to help users overcome their depression and modify their lifestyle. The program includes 18 sessions based on strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy. Each session contains psychoeducational content (e.g., information on symptoms), exercises, and a quiz at the end of the session, all of which are text-based. The sessions are designed to allow users to work at their own pace. The developers recommend completing one session per week and completing daily homework exercises. While the first 9 sessions focus specifically on the causes and symptoms of depression and how to overcome it, the last 9 sessions appeal to users who are facing additional issues, such as anxiety, grief and loss, relationship stress, shyness and sensitivity, etc. Additional features include the option to create a social profile and interact with other users via forum and blog posts; the opportunity to interact with associated health care professionals who are available to answer questions about depression; access to the Web-Based Depression and Anxiety Test (WB-DAT); and a symptom tracker that allows users to track the severity of their symptoms as they progress through the program.
Summary is not provided for programs with an evaluation score below 3. The program’s content, however, was at the “good” quality range and therefore, might be helpful for those seeking for an informational tool.