In his debut blog, Tom Steare summarises a systematic review looking at drop out rates in randomised controlled trials of smartphone apps for depression, which finds that depression apps with mood monitoring and human feedback were associated with greater retention of research participants.[read the full story...]
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Maria Giorgalli summarises a recent review on the use of digital technology to improve mental health services, based on the healthcare systems of Australia and the USA.[read the full story...]
Will Koehler writes his debut Mental Elf blog on an exploratory study about how LGBT youth use the internet in relation to their mental health.
Follow #MindTech2019 on Twitter today to hear more from the lead author Mathijs Lucassen about this and other recent digital mental health research.[read the full story...]
Imogen Bell summarises Trish Greenhalgh’s paper on her recent NASSS framework (Nonadoption, Abandonment, Scale-up, Spread, and Sustainability), which is aimed at improving the success of digital health interventions in healthcare.
Follow #MindTech2019 on Thursday 5th December on Twitter for more on this and other digital mental health related discussions.[read the full story...]
Simon Bradstreet explores a recent Australia study, which looks at individual- and intervention-level engagement with online interventions for people with psychosis, and discovers some of the things that can predict engagement with online psychosocial support.[read the full story...]
Matthew Kube-Clare reviews a recent meta-analysis on the impact of Problematic Internet Usage on different domains of cognition. The review concluded that Problematic Internet Use was associated with significant cognitive impairment.[read the full story...]
Tiago Zortea and Karen Wetherall help us prepare for the 30th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention #IASP2019, which is taking place in Derry this week. This blog summarises what we know about the potential for digital technologies (smartphones, machine learning and virtual reality) to help improve suicide prevention.[read the full story...]
Lucinda Powell looks at a recent study which finds little clear-cut evidence that screen time decreases adolescent well-being.[read the full story...]
David Turgoose explores a systematic review of reviews that looks at the effects of screen time on the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The review found that higher levels of screen time were related to some physical and mental health concerns, such as poor diet, obesity and depression.[read the full story...]
A group of UCL Masters students summarise an RCT (the PAXPD trial) of iCBT for panic disorder, which compared guided (via real-time video sessions) with unguided self-help treatment and a waitlist control.[read the full story...]