Evidence-based mental health

Developing digital interventions for people living with serious mental illness: perspectives from three mHealth studies.

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Oct 13, 2017

The rapidly expanding field of mobile health (mHealth) seeks to harness increasingly affordable and ubiquitous mobile digital technologies including smartphones, tablets, apps and wearable devices to enhance clinical care.

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool.

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Oct 10, 2017

BACKGROUND: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools.

Effective? Engaging? Secure? Applying the ORCHA-24 framework to evaluate apps for chronic insomnia disorder.

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Sep 26, 2017

BACKGROUND: Mobile health offers many opportunities; however, the 'side-effects' of health apps are often unclear. With no guarantee health apps first do no harm, their role as a viable, safe and effective therapeutic option is limited.

Digital mental health and intellectual disabilities: state of the evidence and future directions.

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Sep 26, 2017

The use of digital technologies in the management of mental illness, and more generally in the promotion of well-being and mental health, has received much recent attention and is a focus of current health policy.

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

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Jul 22, 2016

Poor-quality pharmaceuticals and medical devices rarely make it to market; however, the same cannot be said for app-based interventions. With a high availability but low evidence base for mHealth, apps are an increasingly uncertain prospect to users and healthcare professionals alike.

mHealth in psychiatry: time for methodological change.

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May 21, 2016

A multitude of mental health apps are available to consumers through the Apple and Google app stores. However, evidence supporting the effectiveness of mHealth is scant.