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Lawrence T Lam, Mary K Lam
Excessive use of the Internet is considered a problematic behaviour by clinicians and researchers. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been advocated for a long time as a treatment approach and has been extended to include family therapy in the recent years. As eTherapy (eHealth) has become an important component in the treatment of many mental health problems, it is prudent to explore the current status of the eHealth approach as an intervention option for this problem. This systematic review aims to examine the current development of online intervention programmes for this particular condition...
December 2016: Current Psychiatry Reports
Peter Kinderman, Paul Hagan, Sophie King, James Bowman, Jasprit Chahal, Li Gan, Rebecca McKnight, Charlotte Waldon, Matthew Smith, John Gilbertson, Sara Tai
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of smartphones makes effective therapies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) potentially accessible to large numbers of people. AIMS: This paper reports the usage data of the first trial of Catch It, a new CBT smartphone app. METHOD: Uptake and usage rates, fidelity of user responses to CBT principles, and impact on reported negative and positive moods were assessed. RESULTS: A relatively modest proportion of people chose to download the app...
May 2016: BJPsych Open
Ernesto Magallón-Neri, Teresa Kirchner-Nebot, Maria Forns-Santacana, Caterina Calderón, Irina Planellas
AIM: To analyze the viability of Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) for measuring the mental states associated with psychopathological problems in adolescents. METHODS: In a sample of 110 adolescents, a sociodemographic data survey and an EMA Smartphone application over a one-week period (five times each day), was developed to explore symptom profiles, everyday problems, coping strategies, and the contexts in which the events take place. RESULTS: The positive response was 68...
September 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
Janet R Kahn, William Collinge, Robert Soltysik
BACKGROUND: Veterans with history of deployment in the Global War on Terror face significant and ongoing challenges with high prevalences of adverse psychological, physical, spiritual, and family impacts. Together, these challenges contribute to an emerging public health crisis likely to extend well into the future. Innovative approaches are needed that reach veterans and their family members with strategies they can employ over time in their daily lives to promote improved adjustment and well-being...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Laura Bohleber, Aureliano Crameri, Brigitte Eich-Stierli, Rainer Telesko, Agnes von Wyl
BACKGROUND: Adolescence with its many transitions is a vulnerable period for the development of mental illnesses. Establishing effective mental health promotion programs for this age group is a challenge crucial to societal health. Programs must account for the specific developmental tasks that adolescents face. Considering peer influence and fostering adolescent autonomy strivings is essential. Participation in a program should be compelling to young people, and their affinity to new technologies offers unprecedented opportunities in this respect...
2016: JMIR Mental Health
Mashudat Bello-Mojeed, Cornelius Ani, Ike Lagunju, Olayinka Omigbodun
BACKGROUND: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a disabling and lifelong neuro-developmental disorder. Challenging behaviours such as aggression and self injury are common maladaptive behaviours in ASD which adversely affect the mental health of both the affected children and their caregivers. Although there is evidence-base for parent-delivered behavioural intervention for children with ASD and challenging behaviours, there is no published research on the feasibility of such an intervention in sub-Saharan Africa...
2016: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Marcel Dang, Corinna Mielke, Alexander Diehl, Reinhold Haux
Major depression is the most prevalent mental disorder and one of the main reasons for disability. To be successful in treating depression, it is necessary to have early identification and intervention. Therefore, it is important to design more objective and more efficient depression screening techniques. Such interventions provided by mobile apps shows promise due to their capabilities to support people in their everyday lives. Until very recently, the design of mental health apps that works effectively in the context of diagnostics had not been widely explored...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
James Armontrout, John Torous, Matthew Fisher, Eric Drogin, Thomas Gutheil
Mobile health (mHealth) apps are becoming much more widely available. As more patients learn about and download apps, clinicians are sure to face more questions about the role these apps can play in treatment. Clinicians thus need to familiarize themselves with the clinical and legal risks that apps may introduce. Regulatory rules and organizations that oversee the safety and efficacy of mHealth apps are currently fragmentary in nature and clinicians should pay special attention to categories of apps which are currently exempt from significant regulation...
October 2016: Current Psychiatry Reports
Dimiter V Dimitrov
OBJECTIVES: A number of technologies can reduce overall costs for the prevention or management of chronic illnesses. These include devices that constantly monitor health indicators, devices that auto-administer therapies, or devices that track real-time health data when a patient self-administers a therapy. Because they have increased access to high-speed Internet and smartphones, many patients have started to use mobile applications (apps) to manage various health needs. These devices and mobile apps are now increasingly used and integrated with telemedicine and telehealth via the medical Internet of Things (mIoT)...
July 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
Mark Erik Larsen, Jennifer Nicholas, Helen Christensen
BACKGROUND: For many mental health conditions, mobile health apps offer the ability to deliver information, support, and intervention outside the clinical setting. However, there are difficulties with the use of a commercial app store to distribute health care resources, including turnover of apps, irrelevance of apps, and discordance with evidence-based practice. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to quantify the longevity and rate of turnover of mental health apps within the official Android and iOS app stores...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Junetae Kim, Sanghee Lim, Yul Ha Min, Yong-Wook Shin, Byungtae Lee, Guiyun Sohn, Kyung Hae Jung, Jae-Ho Lee, Byung Ho Son, Sei Hyun Ahn, Soo-Yong Shin, Jong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Mobile mental-health trackers are mobile phone apps that gather self-reported mental-health ratings from users. They have received great attention from clinicians as tools to screen for depression in individual patients. While several apps that ask simple questions using face emoticons have been developed, there has been no study examining the validity of their screening performance. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we (1) evaluate the potential of a mobile mental-health tracker that uses three daily mental-health ratings (sleep satisfaction, mood, and anxiety) as indicators for depression, (2) discuss three approaches to data processing (ratio, average, and frequency) for generating indicator variables, and (3) examine the impact of adherence on reporting using a mobile mental-health tracker and accuracy in depression screening...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Patricia A Areàn, Kien Hoa Ly, Gerhard Andersson
Assessment and outcome monitoring are critical for the effective detection and treatment of mental illness. Traditional methods of capturing social, functional, and behavioral data are limited to the information that patients report back to their health care provider at selected points in time. As a result, these data are not accurate accounts of day-to-day functioning, as they are often influenced by biases in self-report. Mobile technology (mobile applications on smartphones, activity bracelets) has the potential to overcome such problems with traditional assessment and provide information about patient symptoms, behavior, and functioning in real time...
June 2016: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
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Mindfulness has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and the NHS to help mental wellbeing, but can the Headspace app be used by nurses and health professionals in clinical settings?
August 3, 2016: Nursing Standard
Michael Linden
Participation is defined, according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), as inclusion in life. Participation restrictions are the result of a mismatch between capacities and context requirements. Mental disorders are more impairing than many somatic disorders.There are instruments to assess and operationalize capacity and participation restrictions like the ADL-scales, the GAF, the ICF-AT-50, the ICFPsych A&P, the IMET, the ICF-Coresets, the WHODAS, or the Mini-ICF-APP, which differ in respect to indications, differentiation between function, capacity or context and context-adjusted qualifying...
September 2016: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
Paula Glenda Ferrer Cheng, Roann Munoz Ramos, Jó Ágila Bitsch, Stephan Michael Jonas, Tim Ix, Portia Lynn Quetulio See, Klaus Wehrle
BACKGROUND: Language reflects the state of one's mental health and personal characteristics. It also reveals preoccupations with a particular schema, thus possibly providing insights into psychological conditions. Using text or lexical analysis in exploring depression, negative schemas and self-focusing tendencies may be depicted. As mobile technology has become highly integrated in daily routine, mobile devices have the capacity for ecological momentary assessment (EMA), specifically the experience sampling method (ESM), where behavior is captured in real-time or closer in time to experience in one's natural environment...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Kathleen L Frisbee
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) technologies exhibit promise for offering patients and their caregivers point-of-need tools for health self-management. This research study involved the dissemination of iPads containing a suite of mHealth apps to family caregivers of veterans who receive care from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Administration and have serious physical or mental injuries. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to identify factors and characteristics of veterans and their family caregivers that predict the use of mHealth apps...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Ana Radovic, Pamela L Vona, Antonella M Santostefano, Samantha Ciaravino, Elizabeth Miller, Bradley D Stein
Many adolescents and adults do not seek treatment for mental health symptoms. Smartphone applications (apps) may assist individuals with mental health concerns in alleviating symptoms or increasing understanding. This study seeks to characterize apps readily available to smartphone users seeking mental health information and/or support. Ten key terms were searched in the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores: mental health, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, trauma, trauma in schools, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), child trauma, and bullying...
July 2016: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Kay Connelly, Karen F Stein, Beenish Chaudry, Nicole Trabold
BACKGROUND: Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a popular method for understanding population health in which participants report their experiences while in naturally occurring contexts in order to increase the reliability and ecological validity of the collected data (as compared to retrospective recall). EMA studies, however, have relied primarily on text-based questionnaires, effectively eliminating low-literacy populations from the samples. OBJECTIVE: To provide a case study of design of an EMA mobile app for a low-literacy population...
2016: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Bhupendra Sheoran, Cara Lynn Silva, James Elliot Lykens, Londiwe Gamedze, Samantha Williams, Jessie VanNess Ford, Melissa A Habel
BACKGROUND: Homeless and unstably housed (H/UH) youth are disproportionately affected by sexual health issues, including human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and dating violence, and are at a higher risk for poor mental health and underutilization of services. Research suggests that linking health care to H/UH adolescents might help improve their continuity of care, with most preferring to access health care information via the Internet. YTH StreetConnect is a dual-purpose mobile app that helps H/UH youth access health and vital services in Santa Clara County, CA, USA...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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