The creation of a complete electronic self-education program through the Internet to decrease depression and the evaluation of its efficiency
MENA Dubai 2003 Abstract
||Nabil Soufyan and Ahmed Al Ma'amry
||Psychologists complain about depression and the dissatisfaction that they feel resulting from the educational and psychotherapeutic work that they do. This feeling of depression reflects on the patients who become worse, and lose the hope of healing. The reason for this failure is the difficulty of doing a perfect operation in the field. Thus the psychotherapy needs time and costs lot money for the patient. Therefore some psychiatrists limit themselves to prescribing drugs without referring the patient for therapy the save them time and money.
One of the problems encountered by psychologists is that they are humans with moods affected by internal and external stress, which reflects in their interactions with patients. One of the problems faced by the patient is the incapacity of going to the specialist due to the fear and shyness that they feel toward the psychologist, lack of money and the time to visit the specialist.
All these problems interact and reflect on the psychoeducational and therapeutic process, which leads to its failure causing stress for the specialist and the patient.
Technology made by humans has been at the service of the human in many fields and saved time, effort and money and has proved to be more accurate than the human being. Since in our time the most important technological tool was the computer and the interset which changed human life in many ways and contributed to the progress of many sciences, can psychotherapy and psychoeducation benefit from these tools?
Thus the researcher's interest was to explore the possibility of using the computer and the interset in psychoeducation and psychotherapy. This study focuses on the possibility of using these tools for resolving all the problems related to traditional psychotherapy and psychoeducation such as time, money, effort and interaction between the therapist and patient.
Since depression is the most spread psychological disorder, and since it is considered an individual and social problem, it has been studied in this research. Thus the researcher created an educational program to decrease depression by using the computer using front page and Gafa script and creating a website that can provide psychoeducation and psychotherapy in a comprehensive, rational, emotional and social way. The researcher adopted many theories using methods such as relaxation, self-confidence, education for social skills, teaching how to confront situations efficiently, taking care of the body by nutrition and physical activity.