Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tag: technology

Researchers Critique WHO Mental Health Technology

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Researchers critically examine the underlying assumptions and implications of a new WHO mental health technology designed to streamline psychiatric assessment internationally.

Smartphones, Loneliness, and Depression in Teens

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New study finds that smartphone use may precede experiences of loneliness and depressive symptoms among older teens according to longitudinal analysis.

Mobile Apps for Mental Health Lack Transparency in Data Sharing

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Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.

Technology Not a Strong Factor in Adolescent Well-being, New Study Claims

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A new study suggests digital media use among adolescents has a smaller negative effect on well-being than bullying or smoking marijuana.

Linking Screen Time, Smartphones, and Stress Among Young Adults

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New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.

The Connection Between Sleep, Exercise, Screen Time and Cognition in Childhood

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Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?

How Virtual Reality is Being Used to Treat Mental Health Issues

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From Financial Times: "So far, clinicians have most commonly used VR for exposure therapy — for example, putting a person with a fear of heights...

Screen Time Linked to Increased Depressive Symptoms Among Teens

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New study examines how increased screen time and social media may be contributing to depressive symptoms and suicide risk in teens

Using Facebook Damages Your Mental Health

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From Metro UK: A recent study found that increased Facebook use is associated with significant reductions in physical health, mental health, and life satisfaction. Article →­

Is Facebook a Structural Threat to Free Society?

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From TruthHawk: Facebook's technology has an unprecedented ability to surveil and manipulate people. Article →­  

What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know

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From The Atlantic: Using data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of psychotherapy for individual clients can engender openness in the therapist-client relationship and improve mental...

Does Online Therapy Actually Work?

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From The Huffington Post: Research suggests that online therapy may be just as effective as in-person therapy for some mental health conditions. Article →­

Why Upgrading Your Brain Could Make you Less Human

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In this essay for Aeon, Michael Bess presents some of the ways future brain-enhancing technologies could be dehumanizing.  "But if we’re not careful, we ignore the...

Study Finds Phone Apps Effective for Reducing Mental Health Symptoms

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Researchers found that participants using coach-assisted apps designed for depression and anxiety experienced symptom reductions in both conditions

How the Technologically-Immersive Culture is Wrecking Our Youth’s Health & Well-Being

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The devices that have been left to our kids are not “child’s play,” and should not be treated as such. At any given time, our youth can run up thousands of dollars in bills, view graphic and disturbing sexual images, be awoken with frightening messages, reach anyone, anywhere, at any time, and live an otherwise distracted, detached life.

iPad Use Before Surgery as Effective as Sedatives for Children

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A group of French doctors presented a new study in the area of pediatric anesthesiology at this year’s World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong...

“Google’s Latest Health Hire Wants to Create Wearables That Can Measure...

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Dr. Thomas Insel worked as the director of the NIMH for thirteen years, and now he is moving on to Google where he hopes to help develop technology to monitor our mental health.