MoodGYM (Traumatic Brain Injury)


MoodGYM is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based intervention designed to prevent and treat depression. MoodGYM aims to help you identify and overcome problem emotions and develop good coping skills. The program consists of five modules each taking 20- to 40-minutes to complete, which are completed in order. The modules teach you about your mood and how to change it. You are taught to identify "warpy" thoughts, develop problem-solving skills, and learn to cope with life events. The modules are completed at your own pace and through quizzes and exercises you are given feedback about your mood and what your results mean.

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Agency Responsible:
Centre for Mental Health Research.


Intervention Type:
Psychological – CBT.
Course Length:
Moderate (2-5 modules). Comprises 5 modules
Support Option:
Automated only.

Target Audience

Primary Category:
Traumatic brain injury. Targets adults with comorbid traumatic brain injury and depression
Target Audience:


Open: With registration.
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Research evidence

Research Trials:
Research RCTs:
Outcome Summary:

In one non-controlled pre-post trial, depression scores significantly reduced in participants who completed the program, both at post-intervention and 12 month follow-up.

Recommended rating, reviewer 1:

There is evidence that the site might work. More conclusive studies are needed.
Recommended rating, reviewer 2:

There is evidence that the site might work. More conclusive studies are needed.

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Research paper citations

  1. Topolovec-Vranic, J., Cullen, N., Michalak, A., Ouchterlony. D., Bhalerao, S., Masanic, C., Cusimano, M.D. (2010). Evaluation of an online cognitive behavioural therapy program by patients with traumatic brain injury and depression. Brain Injury, 24(5): 762-772.

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Last Updated: October 23rd 2012