Changing the game: how virtual reality treatment can help people with psychotic disorders get back into the world

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Imogen Bell summarises the gameChangeVR trial of virtual reality for agoraphobic avoidance and distress in patients with psychosis.

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Technology-based CBT for youth anxiety: moderate short-term benefits but uncertainty remains #CAMHScampfire

Young people with anxiety disorders may benefit from t-CBT in the short term.

Douglas Badenoch takes a look at a recent systematic review on technology-delivered CBT for anxiety disorders in children below 18 years of age.

Join us around the #CAMHScampfire on Tuesday 24th May to discuss this paper with the author and a group of experts.

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What do users think about mental health chatbots?

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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.

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Telemental health is promising as an effective and engaging alternative for in-person therapy #TeleMentalHealth

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Liesbeth Tip summarises a recent umbrella review from the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which finds that telemental health is a promising alternative for in-person therapy.

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Therapeutic alliance and goal setting in youth mental health #ActiveIngredientsMH

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Jenna Jacob and Jermaine Dambi summarise a recent study which looks at therapeutic alliance in remote versus in-person settings.

They also present initial findings from their two active ingredients reviews which explore working alliance, collaborative goal setting and tracking for young people with depression or anxiety.

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Remote measurement technologies for depression in young people: scalable solution or overplayed potential? #ActiveIngredientsMH

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In her debut blog, Annabel Walsh summarises her #ActiveIngredientsMH project which explored the use of remote measurement technologies for depression in children and young people.

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Internet-based psychotherapy may be cost-effective for anxiety and depression

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Ally Canaway blogs a systematic review which finds evidence of internet-based psychological interventions being cost-effective for depression and anxiety.

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Game on! How can video games help children with autism?

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Eleana Frisira blogs about a review, which finds that video games can be interventions that help some children with autism, particularly in relation to cognitive training.

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Is virtual reality the future of schizophrenia spectrum therapy?

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Stefanie Sturm blogs a systematic review which finds sparse, but promising support for the use of virtual reality to treat schizophrenia spectrum disorder.

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The potential of virtual reality to address social functioning impairments in people with psychosis

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a systematic review on virtual reality-based assessment and treatment of social functioning impairments in psychosis.

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