Catch up with all the news related to mental health and psychiatry from last week!
Since the start of the 21st century, there has been an immense amount of attention and focus placed on technology, and particularly on technological advances in the fields of medicine and psychiatry. While new apps and online programs have evolved to help improve physicians' and student learners' diagnostic and therapeutic acumen, more focus is now being placed on patients themselves ...
For example, in the area of mental health, while psychotherapy is a powerful and important treatment for those suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety often barriers to care including access (especially in low income or rural areas), cost, and the time committment required, limit the utility of therapy. So when CBT and other similar therapeutic apps and programs began to be developed, it held huge promise and hope for reaching more people than our traditional mental health programs, but is it just as effective? Take a read of the article "Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist" to learn more!
"MoodGYM and its kin are important because untreated mental illness is a huge global problem. Depression is the leading cause of disability for women worldwide, and the second-leading cause for men. If medical care is hard to come by in much of the world — in rural Indiana as well as rural India — mental health care is often impossible to get. In the United States, at least half of major depression goes untreated, and in very poor countries the figure is close to 100 percent...
Over all, the benefits of online cognitive behavioral therapy are persuasive. It allows people who could not otherwise get therapy to get it — and can help psychotherapists and specialists focus on more complex cases. It saves money for patients and health systems. And the online clinic never closes. When you can’t sleep for worry and it’s 3 a.m., your therapist is there for you."
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