Year: 2014 Source: BMJ Open.(2012).2:e001558 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001558 SIEC No: 20140441

To examine reductions in suicidal ideation among a sample of patients who were prescribed an internet cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) course for depression. 299 patients were prescribed an iCBT course for depression by primary care clinicians. Suicidal ideation was common (54%) among primary care patients prescribed iCBT treatment for depression but dropped to 30% post-treatment despite minimal clinician contact and the absence of an intervention focused on suicidal ideation. This reduction in suicidal ideation was evident regardless of sex and age.