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The Art of Rating Mental Health Apps

The Art of Rating Mental Health Apps

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With now over 165,000 health care apps directly available for download today, how can psychiatrists identify which are most helpful and which to avoid? In this podcast, our Digital Psychiatry Editor, Dr John Torous, talks with Dr Michael Knable about what is involved in rating and curating psychiatry apps to assess their quality.

Dr Knable is a psychiatrist and the Exectutive Director of Sylvan C. Herman Foundation, as well as the Program Manager of PsyberGuide, a non-profit website that provides information, reviews, and ratings on apps for mental health. 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. Twitter: @JohnTorousMD. The authors report no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this article.

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