Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: mental health technology

The Quantified Heart: The Cultural Impact of Artificial Intelligence

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FromĀ Aeon: "Murmuring in their soft voices, Siri, Alexa and various mindfulness apps signal their readiness to cater to us in an almost slave-like fashion....

A Text Therapy App Plans to Start Prescribing Drugs to Users

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FromĀ Business Insider: Talkspace, a text message-based therapy platform, is bringing on a team of psychiatrists to prescribe medications to patients. The app is also...

When Algorithms Are Running the Asylum

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FromĀ Neo.life: The emergingĀ discipline of computational psychiatry, which aims to use machine-learning algorithms to recognize patterns of mental distress and identify treatments that may be...

The History of Brainwashing is a Red Flag for Technotherapy

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FromĀ Aeon: In the 1950s, psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron developed a treatment called psychic driving, which involved removing distressing memories and pathological behaviors through an...

Treating Addiction With an App

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FromĀ MIT Technology Review: A new app, Triggr, is using smartphone data to track the behavior of people struggling with substance use and addiction, with...

The Virtual Couch: Is Online Therapy Going Viral?

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FromĀ Alternet: Applications that provide online counseling, such as BetterHelp and Talkspace, are increasing in popularity. While some studies support the effectiveness of virtual therapy,...

ā€œCan Mental Health Apps Bring Therapy to a Wider Population?ā€

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From the Pacific Standard: ā€œMental health apps offer therapeutic solutions at far more flexible price points, schedules, and platforms than traditional therapy. But with...