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Rationale and methods of the iFightDepression study: A double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool for moderate to mild depression

BMC PsychiatryBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:143

Received: 10 March 2017

Accepted: 10 April 2017

Published: 19 April 2017

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10 Mar 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
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3 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
19 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12888-017-1306-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)
Departament de Psiquiatria i Medicina Legal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Institut de Neuropsiquiatria i Addiccions (INAD), PSMar
Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM)
Parc Taulí Hospital Universitari
Centro de Salud Lagasca
Departament de Psiquiatria, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica Sant Pau
Outpatient Mental Health Care Network, Osakidetza- Basque Health System, Biodonosti Health Research Institute
University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig
German Depression Foundation, Depression Research Centre