Cara Richardson and Stephanie Allan summarise a recent paper focusing on the growing field of digital psychiatry and the future of apps, social media, chatbots, and virtual reality.[read the full story...]
Can smartphone apps help female adolescents who self-harm?
Natalie Kashirsky summarises a qualitative study finding that young people think “smartphone apps are cool”, but possibly unhelpful for coping with self-harm.[read the full story...]
What do users think about mental health chatbots?
Rob Meadows and Christine Hine consider the findings of a recent scoping review of the perceptions and opinions of patients about mental health chatbots.
They also present their own ongoing sociological study on the everyday use of mental health chatbots.[read the full story...]
The chatbot therapist: can we mimic therapy support with a conversational agent? #DigiMHweek
Andres Fonseca helps us prepare for the #Mindtech2017 chatbot/artificial intelligence debate by summarising a recent trial of a fully automated conversational agent for promoting mental well-being.[read the full story...]