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
Our session from the 2018 American Psychiatric Association annual meeting is nicely summarized and expanded in this piece in U.S. News and World Report: LINK
Our team's recent paper explores digital health privacy as a global health concern through a careful examination of reading levels and privacy policies of smartphone apps in India for mental health and diabetes.. The required college reading level of these privacy policies reduces transparency and precludes informed decision making around adoption of health apps. Read the full paper for free at the JMIR website LINK
Which mental health apps are useful and safe? Which not so? There are many approaches to this problem and in our new paper - we outline many. Read the full text HERE:
Come join our symposium at IEEE EMBS 2018: "Digital Psychiatry: Smartphones, Sensors, And Signal Processing For Improving Detection And Outcomes In Serious Mental Illness" https://embc.embs.org/2018/mini-symposia/
Our team's recent piece co-written with Dr. Honor Hsin of Verily explores: "Creating boundaries to empower digital health technology" and is free to read in BJPsych Open: LINK
Link to full text: LINK. Story by Erene Stergiopoulous on TheOutLine.com
From the moment he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep, Spencer Roux keeps a digital remote in his pocket. The remote keeps a tally: each time he presses the button, it updates a daily count and uploads it to an online dashboard . Roux, a 29-year old engineer living in Dover, New Hampshire, was diagnosed with schizophrenia six years ago. He uses the remote to keep track of his auditory hallucinations — how many he hears every day, and at what times......
This spring, Torous and his collaborators published a three-month pilot study showing Beiwe’s ability to predict relapse in people with schizophrenia, which is crucial because earlier intervention means catching symptoms sooner, before they become harder to treat.