Despite their potential as low-threshold, low-cost and high-flexibility treatments of depression, behavioural activation and physical exercise have not yet been directly compared. This study will examine the effects of these interventions, administered via the Internet. The added effect of providing a treatment rationale will also be studied, as well as a relapse prevention program featuring cognitive behavioural therapy components.
Carlbring, P., Lindner, P., Martell, C., HASSMEN, P., Forsberg, L., Strom, L., & Andersson, G. (2013). The effects on depression of Internet-administered behavioural activation and physical exercise with treatment rationale and relapse prevention: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 14(35), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-35