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Is internet treatment for depressive and anxiety disorders ready for prime time?

Gavin Andrews and Nickolai Titov
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (11): 45.
  • Gavin Andrews1
  • Nickolai Titov2

  • Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: gavina@unsw.edu.au

Competing interests:

We are both involved in producing CRUfAD not-for-profit internet treatment programs for anxiety and depression.

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