CBT for atopic dermatitis? Trial suggests a benefit

Patients doing an online course saw physical and psychological improvements, research finds

Adjunctive online CBT can significantly improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis in adults and also reduces related stress and insomnia, researchers say.   

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The Swedish team says there are many advantages to the internet-based treatment, including easy access, minimal resources from doctors and avoidance of wait lists for psychological care. 

The researchers conducted one of the few randomised controlled trials of CBT for atopic dermatitis among adult patients (81% female,