MoodText Project

Principal Investigator: Adrian Aguilera

Pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy are efficacious treatments of depression among diverse groups, however adherence to medication, adherence to CBT homework, and appointment attendance are barriers to effective treatment in the community, particularly among low income populations.  This line of research seeks to investigate whether text messaging (SMS) can be used to improve adherence to treatment for depression by sending medication and appointment reminders along with using SMS as a medium for CBT homework completion to reinforce thought tracking and behavioral activation.  This project is currently in the initial feasibility/usability stage in preparation for a randomized trial.