Clinical evidence shows Blues Begone effectiveness: published data
As a scientist I am very interested in research...obviously!
These days I work outside of a university environment and that makes it really tough to conduct research. I have no departmental resources to call upon, no help with ethics procedures or statistics questions and no colleagues who know how to do good quality research.
Nevertheless because I am quite passionate about asking research questions I have still managed to do a lot of research. Lack of institutional resources just makes it a much slower and more expensive job.
I don't believe it contributes to the common good for research to remain firmly within the academic and medical domains. Although being able to conduct research requires time and effort the hundreds of research students I have supervised have often found it a very gratifying experience. To be able to form a good question and then answer it effectively is very satisfying.
Typically research gets published in academic journals and so non-academics never get to see it. Certain copyright rules also prevent posting published work on the web. However I have discovered that I can show published research if I use a version of a paper that is one step behind in the editing process, so in essence it is a ‘pre-publication’ version.
In 2009 I published the first paper in the Blues Begone research trials. The PDF of that pre-publication paper is below. If you are interested learning more about how effective computerized CBT therapy can be as a depression treatment or anxiety therapy then you may be interested to read this.