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: