A group of young psychiatric patients in mid-Norway will be offered help on the Internet. The approach has been named the Thought Bank, and each user has his or her own encrypted account where he or she communicates in writing with his or her own case manager.
The advantage of the approach is that it saves both waiting and travel time, and that patients can express themselves to their therapist at any time of day. But the programme requires that the patient and the therapist meet face-to-face from time to time. E-therapy is part of a research project at NTNU