Technological Ventures Offer New Hope for the Future of PsychiatryDecember 25th 2017
Technology holds great promise to improve the future of mental health. Here: an overview of the types of techology-based solutions currently available.
Telepsychiatry-Based Culturally Sensitive Collaborative TreatmentDecember 25th 2017
Telepsychiatry-based Cultural Sensitivity Collaborative Treatment is a promising and effective model to improve treatment of depression in underserved racial and ethnic minority populations. Details here.
Leveraging Smartphones in Patient CareDecember 25th 2017
To explore the evolving role of smartphones in psychiatric care, this article focuses on schizophrenia as a disease-specific example of how new research and technologies are already being used to improve care.
Smartphone Apps: Which Are the Good Ones?August 7th 2017
With over 10,000 mental health related smartphone apps out there, how can a psychiatrist determine which are useful and which may be harmful? Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Workgroup on SmartPhone Apps offers tips in this brief video.
Recognizing Toxidromes From Digitally Accessed Illicit Drugs: New Challenges for PsychiatristsApril 18th 2017
Access to illicit drugs is now as easy as a few swipes on a smartphone. Here's a primer for clinicians who aren't well acquainted with this trend and who aren’t familiar with the many substances themselves.
PatientsLikeMe: Crowdsourced Patient Health Data as a Clinical Tool in PsychiatrySeptember 19th 2016
Patients want to know what to expect with a given treatment, how their experiences compare with those of others, or whether they are alone in coping with their conditions. Who best to answer these questions than others like them?
Telepsychiatry for Vulnerable and Underserved PopulationsMay 24th 2016
When timely psychiatric care or consultation is difficult or impossible to obtain, telepsychiatry may be an acceptable, economical, and effective alternative.