Anxiety disorders are common, often have a chronic course and frequently
coexist with other psychiatric disorders. Psychological therapy is
recommended as first-line treatment, but equitable access remains a
challenge. This month's Cochrane Corner review assesses the evidence for the
efficacy of therapist-supported cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for
anxiety disorders delivered via the internet. Although internet delivery of
therapy is attractive for many reasons, and the results of this preliminary
review suggest that it is efficacious, this is a rapidly expanding field.
Further updates of this review will include more evidence to support or
refute the use of this new method of treatment delivery, either alongside or
in preference to standard face-to-face CBT.