In the aftermath of a traumatic event, victims are often told: "Get over it", "There’s no point looking back; you’ve got to move on". Those who continue to be traumatised may therefore feel isolated and believe they cannot speak about their experiences.
In a recent mega-analysis, researchers from Leiden University aimed to clarify the contradictory findings of research into social anxiety disorder. They found that to obtain reliable research results having the largest possible sample size is important.
With the rising costs of mental health care and large numbers of patients not benefitting from treatment in routine care, there is an urgent need for psychological treatments to become more effective and efficient. Our solution? Bring in technology.