A free access link to "A computational study of mental health awareness campaigns on social media" is available here. Published in Transnational Behavioral Medicine on March 5th, 2019.
The BIDMC Digital Psychiatry Program was mentioned in the New York Times on Jan 1st, 2019 in a story on Facebook and suicide prevention efforts. The story can be accessed via the Times' website and the quote is below:
“It’s hard to know what Facebook is actually picking up on, what they are actually acting on, and are they giving the appropriate response to the appropriate risk,” said Dr. John Torous, director of the digital psychiatry division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. “It’s black box medicine.”"
A new piece, from our team and other authors across the world, explores an approach towards consensus around standards for smartphone apps and digital mental health tools. Published in World Psychiatry, you can also access/read it here for free:
BIDMC Digital Psychiatry cited by CNBC Christina Farr as she explains how she went on a social media break from Facebook and Instragram - and felt better for it. Is the best digital health intervention not actually one at all? https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/01/social-media-detox-christina-farr-quits-instagram-facebook.html
Slides from The 2018 ABCT mHealth Pre-Conference: An Innovation Forum sponsored by the Technology & Neurocognitive Therapies/Translational Research SIGs , November 2018
The attached PowerPoint slide deck is from a 2015 presentation entitled "Twitter 101 for Psychiatrists" that was presented at the annual American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. While now three and a half years old, it still has useful and relevant tips for learning how to use Twitter in a safe and productive way!
BIDMC Digital Psychiatry in the news re insomnia apps, You can read and listen here
LAMP now supports three new languages: Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), and Brazilian Portuguese. As always, more updates are on the way.
Our team spoke with US News about mental health recovery in the digital age. "Even in the digital age, in all areas of health, the relationship you have with your therapist is very important in terms of recovery. You can imagine that getting therapy through your smartphone may not be the same as a relationship with a therapist.” Read the full story HERE
Our team was pleased to meet with Petr Slovak of University College London and learn more about his work using smart toys for anxiety disorders in children. We even got a pre-production picture. You can read more about Petr's work HERE