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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217501/a-peer-led-electronic-mental-health-recovery-app-in-an-adult-mental-health-service-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-trial
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Amelia Gulliver, Michelle Banfield, Julia Reynolds, Sarah Miller, Connie Galati, Alyssa R Morse
BACKGROUND: There is growing demand for peer workers (people who use their own lived experience to support others in their recovery) to work alongside consumers to improve outcomes and recovery. Augmenting the workforce with peer workers has strong capacity to enhance mental health and recovery outcomes and make a positive contribution to the workforce within mental health systems and to the peer workers themselves. Technology-based applications are highly engaging and desirable methods of service delivery...
December 7, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200577/unguided-mental-health-self-help-apps-reflections-on-challenges-through-a-clinician-s-lens
#2
Seema Mehrotra, Satish Kumar, Paulomi Sudhir, Girish N Rao, Jagadisha Thirthalli, Aditi Gandotra
The past one decade has witnessed a boom in the availability of Internet-based self-help apps in the field of mental health. Several apps have emerged that aim to provide information and strategies to empower individuals with self-help approaches to deal with issues and concerns related to mental health. A large number of these apps in developing countries are likely to be those which depend entirely on the users to go over the self-help program on their own (unguided internet-based self-help). Only a few apps add a component of periodic professional contact/technical support through phone/email or other means to supplement the self-help strategies suggested in the app that the user is expected to utilize...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200576/digital-platforms-for-mental-health-care-delivery
#3
Chethan Basavarajappa, Prabhat Kumar Chand
Mental, neurological, and substance abuse disorders cause huge burden. The available resources to tackle the huge burden are insufficient, inequitably distributed, and inefficiently used, which results in a large majority of people with these disorders receiving no care at all. Advances in technology can be used to address the concerns. At present, technology is utilized in online psychological interventions and mobile apps in the United States of America and United Kingdom. In India, technological advances are utilized in telemental health, mobile apps, software aiding psychological assessment and retraining, training for mental health professionals, and information delivery to general public...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191800/implementation-intention-and-reminder-effects-on-behavior-change-in-a-mobile-health-system-a-predictive-cognitive-model
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Peter Pirolli, Shiwali Mohan, Anusha Venkatakrishnan, Les Nelson, Michael Silva, Aaron Springer
BACKGROUND: Implementation intentions are mental representations of simple plans to translate goal intentions into behavior under specific conditions. Studies show implementation intentions can produce moderate to large improvements in behavioral goal achievement. Human associative memory mechanisms have been implicated in the processes by which implementation intentions produce effects. On the basis of the adaptive control of thought-rational (ACT-R) theory of cognition, we hypothesized that the strength of implementation intention effect could be manipulated in predictable ways using reminders delivered by a mobile health (mHealth) app...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187342/assessing-the-efficacy-of-mobile-health-apps-using-the-basic-principles-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Amy Leigh Rathbone, Laura Clarry, Julie Prescott
BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in its basic principle has developed itself as a stand-alone, substantial method of therapy. With effective application in therapy for a range of mental health issues, the spread of CBT methods to Web-based therapy sources is evident. The development of mobile phone apps using CBT principles is increasing within the research area. Despite the move to Web-based methods of therapy, it is argued that these methods lack the same efficacy of face-to-face therapy sessions...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175809/two-novel-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-based-mobile-apps-for-agoraphobia-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Marina Christoforou, José Andrés Sáez Fonseca, Elias Tsakanikos
BACKGROUND: Despite the large body of literature demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatments for agoraphobia, many patients remain untreated because of various barriers to treatment. Web-based and mobile-based interventions targeting agoraphobia may provide a solution to this problem, but there is a lack of research investigating the efficacy of such interventions. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate for the first time the effectiveness of a self-guided mobile-based intervention primarily targeting agoraphobic symptoms, with respect to a generic mobile app targeting anxiety...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154165/engagement-in-mobile-phone-app-for-self-monitoring-of-emotional-wellbeing-predicts-changes-in-mental-health-moodprism
#7
David Bakker, Nikki Rickard
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps are being used increasingly for mental health purposes, but evidence of their efficacy remains limited. The mechanisms underlying any effects of such apps are also unclear. This study examined the effectiveness of a self-monitoring mobile phone app by investigating the relationships between app engagement and mental health outcomes. METHOD: Participants downloaded the MoodPrism app from the iOS and Android app stores, completing in-app assessments at start of use and again 30days later...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128113/measurement-equivalence-of-the-bdsx-scale-with-young-and-older-adults-with-bipolar-disorder
#8
Norm O'Rourke, Yaacov G Bachner, Sarah L Canham, Andrew Sixsmith, Badas Study Team
Instruments developed for mental health research are commonly devised and validated with young adults only. However, the measurement properties of these scales may differ over the lifespan. For this study, we set out to demonstrate the psychometric equivalence of the BDSx scale with an international sample of young and older adults with bipolar disorder (BD). We independently replicated the 4-factor model of BDSx responses with young and older participants (M = 45.63, range 19-87 years of age); we then compared the psychometric properties between models...
October 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126059/enhancing-early-psychosis-treatment-using-smartphone-technology-a-longitudinal-feasibility-and-validity-study
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Tara A Niendam, Laura M Tully, Ana-Maria Iosif, Divya Kumar, Kathleen E Nye, Jennifer C Denton, Lauren N Zakskorn, Taylor L Fedechko, Katherine M Pierce
Smartphone applications that promote symptom tracking and self-management may improve treatment of serious mental illness (SMI). Although feasibility has been established in chronic adult outpatient or inpatient SMI samples, no data exist regarding implementation of smartphone technology in adolescent and young adult populations as part of early psychosis (EP) outpatient care. We implemented a smartphone "app" plus clinician Dashboard as an add-on treatment tool in the University of California, Davis Early Psychosis Program...
January 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101095/smartphone-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-pharmacotherapy-for-refractory-depression-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Akio Mantani, Tadashi Kato, Toshi A Furukawa, Masaru Horikoshi, Hissei Imai, Takahiro Hiroe, Bun Chino, Tadashi Funayama, Naohiro Yonemoto, Qi Zhou, Nao Kawanishi
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of major depression, antidepressants are effective but not curative. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is also effective, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, but accessibility is a problem. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a smartphone CBT app as adjunctive therapy among patients with antidepressant-resistant major depression. METHODS: A multisite, assessor-masked, parallel-group randomized controlled trial was conducted in 20 psychiatric clinics and hospitals in Japan...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096681/slowmo-a-digital-therapy-targeting-reasoning-in-paranoia-versus-treatment-as-usual-in-the-treatment-of-people-who-fear-harm-from-others-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Philippa A Garety, Thomas Ward, Daniel Freeman, David Fowler, Richard Emsley, Graham Dunn, Elizabeth Kuipers, Paul Bebbington, Helen Waller, Kathryn Greenwood, Mar Rus-Calafell, Alison McGourty, Amy Hardy
BACKGROUND: Paranoia is one of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, and is associated with significant distress and disruption to the person's life. Developing more effective and accessible psychological interventions for paranoia is a clinical priority. Our research team has approached this challenge in two main ways: firstly, by adopting an interventionist causal approach to increase effectiveness and secondly, by incorporating user-centred inclusive design methods to enhance accessibility and usability...
November 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082425/review-of-use-and-integration-of-mobile-apps-into-psychiatric-treatments
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REVIEW
Steven Chan, Haley Godwin, Alvaro Gonzalez, Peter M Yellowlees, Donald M Hilty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mental health practitioners should understand the features of current, publicly available apps; the features of novel, research apps; and issues behind the integration of mobile apps and digital health services into clinical workflows. RECENT FINDINGS: The review is based on a research literature and the authors' clinical and healthcare administration experiences. Articles searched-on telepsychiatry, telemental health, mobile mental health, informatics, cellular phone, ambulatory monitoring, telemetry, and algorithms-were restricted to 2016 and 2017...
October 30, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080904/antipsychotic-polypharmacy-prescribing-and-risk-of-hospital-readmission
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Giouliana Kadra, Robert Stewart, Hitesh Shetty, James H MacCabe, Chin-Kuo Chang, Jad Kesserwani, David Taylor, Richard D Hayes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine if there was an association between being discharged on antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP) and risk of readmission into secondary mental health care. METHODS: Using data from the South London and Maudsley (SLAM) case register, service users with serious mental illness (SMI), discharged between 1st January 2007 and 31th December 2014, were followed up for 6 months. Patients were classified as receiving either monotherapy or polypharmacy at index discharge...
October 28, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075683/lessons-from-the-deployment-of-the-spirit-app-to-support-collaborative-care-for-rural-patients-with-complex-psychiatric-conditions
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Amy M Bauer, Sarah Hodsdon, Suzanne Hunter, Youlim Choi, Jared Bechtel, John C Fortney
We report the design and deployment of a mobile health system for patients receiving primary care-based mental health services (Collaborative Care) for post-traumatic stress disorder and/or bipolar disorder in rural health centers. Here we describe the clinical model, our participatory approach to designing and deploying the mobile system, and describe the final system. We focus on the integration of the system into providers' clinical workflow and patient registry system. We present lessons learned about the technical and training requirements for integration into practice that can inform future efforts to incorporate health technologies to improve care for patients with psychiatric conditions...
September 2017: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075216/smartphone-applications-for-educating-and-helping-non-motivating-patients-adhere-to-medication-that-treats-mental-health-conditions-aims-and-functioning
#15
Angelos P Kassianos, Giorgos Georgiou, Electra P Papaconstantinou, Angeliki Detzortzi, Rob Horne
Background: Patients prescribed with medication that treats mental health conditions benefit the most compared to those prescribed with other types of medication. However, they are also the most difficult to adhere. The development of mobile health (mHealth) applications ("apps") to help patients monitor their adherence is fast growing but with limited evidence on their efficacy. There is no evidence on the content of these apps for patients taking psychotropic medication. The aim of this study is to identify and evaluate the aims and functioning of available apps that are aiming to help and educate patients to adhere to medication that treats mental health conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074513/study-protocol-for-the-helpmedoit-randomised-controlled-feasibility-trial-an-app-web-and-social-support-based-weight-loss-intervention-for-adults-with-obesity
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Lynsay Matthews, Juliana Pugmire, Laurence Moore, Mark Kelson, Alex McConnachie, Emma McIntosh, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Simon Murphy, Kathryn Hughes, Elinor Coulman, Olga Utkina-Macaskill, Sharon Anne Simpson
INTRODUCTION: HelpMeDoIt! will test the feasibility of an innovative weight loss intervention using a smartphone app and website. Goal setting, self-monitoring and social support are three key facilitators of behaviour change. HelpMeDoIt! incorporates these features and encourages participants to invite 'helpers' from their social circle to help them achieve their goal(s). AIM: To test the feasibility of the intervention in supporting adults with obesity to achieve weight loss goals...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074470/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-mobile-health-app-investigation-and-scoping-literature-review
#17
Carolina Rodriguez-Paras, Kathryn Tippey, Elaine Brown, Farzan Sasangohar, Suzannah Creech, Hye-Chung Kum, Mark Lawley, Justin K Benzer
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent mental health issue among veterans. Access to PTSD treatment is influenced by geographic (ie, travel distance to facilities), temporal (ie, time delay between services), financial (ie, eligibility and cost of services), and cultural (ie, social stigma) barriers. OBJECTIVE: The emergence of mobile health (mHealth) apps has the potential to bridge many of these access gaps by providing remote resources and monitoring that can offer discrete assistance to trauma survivors with PTSD and enhance patient-clinician relationships...
October 26, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061627/smartphone-enhanced-low-threshold-intervention-for-adolescents-with-anorexia-nervosa-seltian-waiting-for-outpatient-psychotherapy-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
David R Kolar, Florian Hammerle, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Michael Huss
INTRODUCTION: As smartphones are widely distributed nowadays, mental health apps seem to be a promising treatment tool. First self-help apps for eating disorders have been developed recently. However, studies assessing the efficacy of such apps are scarce. A smartphone app could prevent further weight reduction and increase commitment during waiting time for outpatient treatment, especially for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). In this study protocol, a randomised controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a smartphone-enhanced low-threshold intervention for AN during waiting time is described...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060899/unified-health-gamification-can-significantly-improve-well-being-in-corporate-environments
#19
Arash Shahrestani, Pieter Van Gorp, Pascale Le Blanc, Fabrizio Greidanus, Kristel de Groot, Jelle Leermakers
There is a multitude of mHealth applications that aim to solve societal health problems by stimulating specific types of physical activities via gamification. However, physical health activities cover just one of the three World Health Organization (WHO) dimensions of health. This paper introduces the novel notion of Unified Health Gamification (UHG), which covers besides physical health also social and cognitive health and well-being. Instead of rewarding activities in the three WHO dimensions using different mHealth competitions, UHG combines the scores for such activities on unified leaderboards and lets people interact in social circles beyond personal interests...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059866/smartphone-app-to-investigate-the-relationship-between-social-connectivity-and-mental-health
#20
Tjeerd W Boonstra, Aliza Werner-Seidler, Bridianne O'Dea, Mark E Larsen, Helen Christensen
Interpersonal relationships are necessary for successful daily functioning and wellbeing. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of social connectivity for mental health, both through direct peer-to-peer influence and by the location of individuals within their social network. Passive monitoring using smartphones provides an advanced tool to map social networks based on the proximity between individuals. This study investigates the feasibility of using a smartphone app to measure and assess the relationship between social network metrics and mental health...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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