Recommendations for use
deprexis® can be used from 18 years old1.
deprexis® is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and other techniques such as positive psychology.
Through the answers chosen by the patient, deprexis® adapts its approach according to the patient's needs and preferences, suggests exercises and techniques, encourages regular self-assessment of symptoms and offers additional support by e-mail or SMS.
The aim is to enable the patients to learn techniques and methods that they can apply themselves to help them overcome their depression1.
Experience has shown that deprexis® should ideally be used 1-2 times a week for at least half an hour1. After each session, allow yourself time to practice the exercises. You can also download and print out the documents which you can find under the menu "Your exercises".
deprexis® should not be used by patients with bipolar disorder, with psychotic disorder (e.g. schizophrenia) or with suicidal risk.(serious intentions to commit suicide in the last 90 days or attempted suicide in the last 12 months)1.
It is possible that not every patient will benefit from using this program, which may trigger feelings of disappointment.
It is possible that you may find it difficult to deal with upsetting subjects. If working with the program becomes too upsetting, you should take a break, stop using the program and talk to your physician/psychotherapist about this.
Not every exercise is equally suitable for every patient. If an exercise proves difficult for you to do, makes you feel uncomfortable, or affects you negatively, do not continue this exercise. If necessary, you should speak to your physician/psychotherapist.
Should you experience any side effects whilst using deprexis®, please inform your physician or psychotherapist immediately or contact us and select the reason "incident or adverse event report".
Any serious incident that has occurred in relation to the device should be reported to the manufacturer and the competent authority of the Member State in which you are established.
You can find more contact options on your country-specific deprexis® homepage.
There are no known interactions.
deprexis® is an online therapeutic program offering efficacy in the treatment of depression. deprexis® is not intended to replace medication or care provided by a doctor or psychologist1.
In case of imminent suicide risk, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to your A&E. You will find more contacts on the "emergency contacts" page in case of suicidal thoughts.
Deprexis® for the healthcare professional
The use of deprexis® is personal and confidential. Only the patient has access to their data and the healthcare professional does not have to follow up on deprexis®.
As part of the therapeutic alliance, you can ask your patient to export their usage data and their self-assessment graphs for a follow-up consultation. To do this, ask your patient to go to the menu "your space", then to click on "personal data" and finally on "Create PDF" on the deprexis® website.
deprexis® is intended for as a self-application supplemental to care-as-usual1.
deprexis® is neither intended to replace treatment provided by a health care provider nor to provide information which is used to take decisions with diagnosis or therapeutic purposes.
deprexis® is a 'brief' therapy. By using deprexis® at the recommended frequency (once or twice a week for 30 to 60 minutes)1, the patient has enough time to complete the whole program and learn the techniques and methods adapted to their situation. deprexis® also offers a number of downloadable and printable summary and worksheets that the patient can continue to use even after their access has ended.