Dr Torous is a Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Senior Resident at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston. He is the Digital Psychiatry Editor for Psychiatric Times. Twitter: @JohnTorousMD
Evaluating Smartphone Health Apps: 5 Key Steps
Finding a smartphone health app can be a challenge for both patients and physicians. A new evaluation model can help guide informed decision-making.
10 Digital Psychiatry Changes to Expect in 2017
This has been a busy year for mental health technologies, but 2017 promises to bring advances never before seen in psychiatry.
Positive Computing and Designing for Mental Health
Experts discuss positive computing, an emerging field at the intersection of mental health and technology.
Apps for Mental Health Care: Benchmarks of Effectiveness
A podcast on the role of randomized controlled trials in mobile mental health research.
Wearable Devices for Mental Health: Knowns and Unknowns
Can a wearable device improve mental health outcomes?
How Mental Health Apps Are Regulated—or Are They?
Is there clinical evidence for the use of digital tools like smartphone apps for schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses?
The Art of Rating Mental Health Apps
With now over 165,000 health care apps directly available for download today, how can psychiatrists identify which are the most helpful and which to avoid?
Hype, Hope, and Hard Work Ahead
A podcast on new digital technologies for psychiatry.
Digital Psychiatry: The Year Ahead
This will be a busy year as the role of new digital tools in medicine converge to offer novel opportunities to clinical care.
Schizophrenia and Smartphones: Separating Speculation From Science
Can mobile technologies advance care for schizophrenia? The research literature strongly supports feasibility, although clinical data on validity, safety, and efficacy are still lacking.
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