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Category: Behavioral Therapies

Evaluating the Feasibility and Accessibility of Digital Technology Interventions for Global Mental Health

Article Excerpt: Lead author John A. Naslund, MPH, a doctoral candidate at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an affiliate of Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, wrote the paper along with colleagues at Dartmouth, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Public Health Foundation of India, and the University of Washington. Though he believes technology has the potential to positively affect the treatment of mental disorders, he admits it is not a panacea, but rather a valuable tool whose use should be based on evidence.

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Article Source: Geisel NewsCenter


The Recovering Heroin Addict Shaking Social Media

Article Excerpt: Today, more than 22 million people are struggling with addiction, and it’s estimated that as a result, more than 45 million people are affected. But what many people don’t realize is that there are more than 23 million people living in active, long-term recovery today. Yet, because of shame and stigma, many stay silent.

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Article Source: Forbes


NHS Digital Apps Library launched

Article Excerpt: Our vision is for NHS.UK to host leading healthcare apps so they are accessible and trusted by the public. The new digital tools pages on NHS.UK have been designed to showcase a selected number of apps while we test our thinking.  Each tool has been through an assessment and is safe to use.

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Article Source: NHS.UK


EnsoData receives FDA clearance for sleep analysis software

Article Excerpt: Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has received FDA clearance for its sleep analysis software called EnsoSleep, which uses machine learning to analyze sleep quality and aide in diagnosis of sleep or respiratory-related sleep disorders.

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Article Source: MobiHealthNews


ATA releases new practice guidelines on using telemedicine for stroke and mental health for children and adolescents

Article Excerpt: The ATA released guidelines based on clinical and empirical research that outline educational basics and operational references for two specialties: stroke and child and adolescent mental health. Developed by a working group of experts and industry leaders, the guidelines feature reviews and comments from telemedicine practitioners, health systems, provider groups, healthcare companies, medical boards and government agencies.

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Article Source: MobiHealthNews

‘Worry Journal’ Significantly Eases Anxiety

Article Excerpt: The use of a brief intervention that focuses on one component of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) — monitoring of worry ― shows efficacy as an easy-to-use clinical tool to facilitate the broader treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, new research shows.

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Article Source: Medscape