Predictors of adherence to digital interventions for psychosis

warren-wong-238678

Joe Barnby and Muna Dubad explore a recent systematic review that looks at the potential predictors of adherence to web-based and mobile technologies for people with psychosis.

[read the full story...]

Mental health apps for young people: an evidence-free zone?

32739984993_daa016485c_b

Natalie Nelissen from mHabitat publishes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review of mental health apps for young people, which highlights the current dearth of reliable research to support the efficacy and safety of mobile apps.

[read the full story...]

Can digital communication improve relationships between young people and clinicians?

16100299707_d7ab7ba904_h

Victoria Betton reports on the LYNC study; mixed methods research into timely digital patient-clinician communication in specialist clinical services for young people.

[read the full story...]

Is there still a digital divide in mental health?

15115777092_31c07f2fd2_k

Lisa Marzano writes her debut elf blog on a recent cross-sectional survey of Internet use in people with psychosis and depression, which explores the extent of the digital divide in mental health.

[read the full story...]

Comparing applets and oranges: barriers to evidence-based practice for app-based psychological interventions

cawn1amykpu-lin-zhizhao

A repost of Simon Leigh’s excellent recent article in Evidence-Based Mental Health on the clear need for consensus and guidance for app developers, as to which patient-reported outcome measures should be used when developing mental health apps.

[read the full story...]

Mental health provider views about digital technologies in day-to-day practice

photo-1454506185424-4098f059c9e9

Victoria Betton considers the findings of a recent North American mixed methods study of mental health providers’ interest in using digital technologies in their day-to-day practice.

[read the full story...]

Is clinical research essential to develop good mental health apps?

NES_S06

Join a diverse group of mental health service users, researchers, practitioners and developers to discuss this vital issue. We are debating this question in a #Mindtech15 fringe event taking place in London (and on Twitter) at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

[read the full story...]

No proof that 85% of mental health apps accredited by the NHS actually work

shutterstock_137348504

Health Economist Simon Leigh argues that the unregulated world of health apps brings cause for concern as well as celebration. Fear not though, he has some suggestions for what to look out for when downloading apps, which may help whilst you’re waiting for the regulators and accreditors to get their act together.

[read the full story...]

Social media and suicide prevention

shutterstock_247540465

Claire Niedzwiedz summarises a recent systematic review that provides a narrative synthesis of research into social media and suicide prevention.

[read the full story...]