Dive into the results of our published studies below and learn how Talkspace therapy leads the industry in behavioral health research and has proven to be an effective, convenient, and affordable method for those facing mental health challenges.
Talkspace is committed to advancing the research behind delivering the highest quality mental health care. Our scientific findings have been published in numerous journals, and we’re grateful to have received three National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to further conduct our research.
20+ published studies with proven outcomes
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Researchers from Talkspace, New York University Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, and Cornell University’s Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science found 56% of a sample of front line healthcare workers (N= 1,873) reported clinically significant improvements in their anxiety and depression symptoms after just one month of treatment.
70% of participants in the research study reported significant improvement of their anxiety or depression symptoms, of which 50% recovered from their symptoms, no longer meeting criteria for a depression or anxiety diagnosis.
Talkspace collaborated with Columbia University researchers to publish a high-impact study in 2016 that showed text-based messaging therapy to be highly effective and comparable to in-person therapy. Talkspace generated greater satisfaction in terms of its delivery, its accessibility, and affordability compared to in-person therapy.
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Messaging therapy can help employees struggling with depression and anxiety become more productive at work, miss less work, and improve their quality of life outside of work. Participants in a Study on Workplace Symptom Improvement and Productivity published in 2018 experienced the following benefits:
Absenteeism declined by 50%, translating to 90 reclaimed work hours per year.
Productivity increased by 36%, reported by employees’ ability to complete tasks.
This forthcoming study found asynchronous “text therapy” to be highly effective for a sample of frontline healthcare workers at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.
56% of participants (N=1,873) reported clinically significant improvements in their anxiety and depression symptoms after just one month of treatment.
80% of members reported Talkspace was as effective or more effective than traditional therapy
98% reported Talkspace to be more convenient than traditional therapy
This study concluded that multimedia message delivery for PTSD treatment showed symptom-reduction rates similar to traditional forms of treatment delivery.
48.6% of members demonstrated clinically significant reduction of PTSD symptoms
This study found that people who sought out treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak experienced more severe intake anxiety than they did before the pandemic.
Members reported a 20% increase in anxiety severity linked to the onset of COVID-19
84% of participants with clinically elevated depression and 64% of participants with clinically elevated anxiety experienced clinically significant symptom reduction.
To learn more about the impact of mental health on workplace productivity see Talkspace’s Employee Stress Check 2022 Report.
This study demonstrated how Talkspace’s proprietary algorithm provides extra protection for individuals struggling with a crisis and who are at risk, enhancing therapist ability to provide rapid, proactive care.
This study was a first examination of a structured, trauma-focused intervention delivered through a messaging therapy platform.
It suggests that asynchronous Cognitive Processing Therapy delivered via text may be a feasible, efficient, and effective PTSD intervention.
This study explored two way messaging based asynchronous therapy as a viable option to bridge the mental health care access gap for rural communities.
Over 50% of rural members with a variety of diagnoses recovered. Many of these members had previously lacked mental healthcare options.
Currently conducting the first randomized control trial (RCT) comparing daily messaging to weekly live video sessions (traditional telehealth).
The study aims to establish the efficacy of messaging therapy and to develop methods for stepping care up or down depending on member response.
The pilot study showed significant symptom improvement for depression and anxiety in regard to daily messaging/texting and weekly live video.
Goals of this study include adapting an evidence-based treatment for trauma to a digital messaging medium with a hybrid approach.
This study seeks to combine licensed therapist time with psycho-education and activities, reach marginalized communities, and use AI to analyze and measure data.
This study aims to establish the national benchmarks for individual engagement with digital mental health platforms.
Our research seeks to identify usage profiles and educational pathways for individuals in need of care in order to better serve those in need.
We’re devoted to pursuing research on the cutting edge of virtual behavioral healthcare. If you’re a scientist, therapist, or psychiatrist interested in learning more about a research study, please contact us at [email protected].