The request of information on psychological discomfort is becoming very frequent, especially among youngsters and educated people. Some subjects who manifest shyness, shame, social anxiety or avoidant personality, can take advantage of the solitary use of the internet to search for information that otherwise would not be easily reachable in their social environment. Other patients instead use internet, the social networks and Apps to find a second opinion on their status or on their diagnosis; furthermore, many of them use the information retrieved during their sessions with their therapist. Others use on-line psychotherapy as a therapeutic channel. Google represents the opening door. A longitudinal research shows what today’s references to the Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy are (and were in 2007) available for a user that utilizes the web, in specific through Google.it, to retrieve information and find solutions for their own mental health.
Keywords: Mental Health; Psychoeducation; Internet; m-Health; Google; On-Line Psychotherapy; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; CBT