The Augmented Psychiatrist: How Technology Will Transform Mental Health Clinical Practice

October 4, 2019
Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD

Excitement in digital health is growing due to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, data science, and smart devices. How will the growing number of mental health technologies impact clinical practice? Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD provides insights.

Excitement in digital health is growing due to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, data science, and smart devices. How will the growing number of mental health technologies impact clinical practice? Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD provides insights in this video.

The augmented psychiatrist of the near future will use these evidence-based tools to i) assess patients using objective and quantitative data from smart devices, ii) use digital aids to improve patient adherence, access, and early intervention, and iii) be able to recommend prescription digital therapeutics that target behavioral health conditions.

Dr Vahabzadeh is on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital; Innovation Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy; and the Chief Medical Officer of Brain Power LLC, Cambridge, MA. He has served on the MIT Solve Brain Leadership Group and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr Vahabzadehis spoke at the 2019 Psych Congress in San Diego, CA, in a presentation titled “Future Psychiatry: A Technological and Neuroscientific Convergence.”

Dr Vahabzadeh reports that he has commercial interest in and receives compensation for his work with Brain Power LLC.