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Personalized digital care for depression

Thrive is a digital program for depression that distills best practices from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and teaches them to individuals them through a rich, structured and guided digital curriculum. In both trial and real-world settings, Thrive enrollees have shown high engagement rates and experienced substantial depression symptom improvements.

Fully automated and simple to deploy, Thrive is ideally suited to help healthcare organizations cost-effectively augment existing behavioral health resources to extend care to their high-cost members. And because it’s fully cloud-based, no IT integration is required.

The Thrive curriculum

Thrive uses a combination of symptom assessments, video, interactive tools and branching logic to create a personalized yet structured curriculum for each patient. When patients log in, Thrive remembers what they’ve completed, what they’ve said about how depression is affecting them, and what they’re working on. As Thrive learns more about patients, it offers increasingly specific feedback and recommendations.

Thrive includes three CBT modules based on behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring, and social skills training techniques. Each module is comprised of ten lessons.

Thrive also features the Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 (PHQ-9), allowing users and clinicians to track progress.

By combining the efficacy of CBT, the consistency of software, and the availability of the Internet, Thrive enables care for depression that is effective, standardized, measurable, and scalable.

Outcomes

Thrive has produced excellent adherence and depression symptom reductions with no telephone or face-to-face support. Among commercially insured individuals:

Above: PHQ-9 improvement by baseline PHQ-9 score

Research and development for Thrive was partially funded by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Clinicians and Thrive

Thrive is designed to support clinicians and case managers as they care for patients with depression. The Coach’s Portal allows authorized personnel to view patients’ assessments scores and use of Thrive, providing the foundation for progress reviews with patients.