Results: 89

For: digital health

Is too much screen time bad for our children? Perhaps, but how much do we really know?

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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.

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iCBT for panic disorder

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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.

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Review of apps and other digital technology to assess cognition in older adults

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Sarah Gregory writes her debut elf blog on a clinical review in the Evidence-Based Mental Health journal about digital technologies for the assessment of cognition.

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Attitudes towards internet interventions make a difference

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Maria Loades explores a randomised controlled trial of people with depression, which looks at the impact and change of attitudes towards internet interventions.

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How can digital technology help close the mortality gap for people with severe mental illness?

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Lina Gega from the Closing the Gap Network explores a recent review of digital technology for health promotion, which looks at opportunities to address excess mortality in people living with severe mental illness.

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Digital self-management of schizophrenia: the MindFrame app

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Muna Dubad explores a Danish qualitative analysis of young adults’ perspectives of a smartphone app (MindFrame), which is designed for people recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, to empower them to self-manage their condition.

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Mobile apps- can then improve dental health?

This RCT looked at whether Mentalization Based Treatment for Adolescents reduced self-harming beahviour

This review of the effectiveness of mobile applications and text messages on oral health included 15 RCTs providing very low quality evidence of reduction is plaque and gingival bleeding.

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Dropping out of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety: comparison with in-vivo exposure therapy

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Aislinn Bergin writes her debut elf blog on a recent meta-analytic examination of attrition in virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety disorders.

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Standards and principles for evaluating mental health apps

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Victoria Betton summarises and considers a recent opinion piece by John Torous and colleagues that heads towards a consensus around standards for mental health apps and digital mental health.

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BlueIce app for managing self-harm: what do young people think?

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Bethan Davies shares her thoughts on a qualitative study of service users’ experience about the acceptability, use and safety of the BlueIce app for young people who self-harm.

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