Based on recent data, it is looking more and more like the answer may be that social media is not particularly beneficial for most of us.
John Torous, MD, MBI
It has been a busy year for digital mental health. While no one knows what 2020 will bring, some themes are sure to continue to shape the field.
Across all mental illnesses, especially in schizophrenia, the goal is to optimize cognitive functioning. Digital Psychiatry Section Editor John Torous, MD, MDI, sheds light on new advances.
Technology addiction and screen time are topics of increased concern, but often the discussion does not focus on solutions. In this video, John Torous, MD discusses a new randomized clinical trial that explores the efficacy of CBT to guide patients in their recovery.
While conversational agent technology is growing rapidly, the various technologies (chatbots) might not yet be fully equipped to help patients with clinical needs.
Among the innovations presented at the 2019 APA meeting: voice analytics for detecting and monitoring mood, and smartphone and web-based passive data as a digital biomarker for mental health disorders.
How safe and effective are mental health apps? What’s the impact of social media on youth? Insights here from presenters at APA 2019.
Smartphone Apps for Serious Mental Illness: A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Help You Support Your Patients
You don’t need to be a tech wizard to help patients and offer guidance on digital mental health tools.
Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus
As interest in mental health technology grows, so do questions about its risks and benefits. more in this book review.
While no one can predict the future, it is clear that 2019 will be a transformative year for smartphone apps, sensors, chatbots, and much more. Here are 7 trends to follow.