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Motivation for Depression Study - Depression Infogram - Everyday Health

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In an Everyday Health depression study, we discovered common sources of strength and motivation for readers who are managing depression. Heres what they said.

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:41 AM

Depression the motivation killer

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The Scary Truth About Health and Wellness Apps

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Warning: Most smartphone app claims aren't doctor-approved. Find out which mobile apps you can trust (Warning: Most smartphone apps aren’t doctor-approved.

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News: Navy Creates iPad App for Managing Stress and Fending off PTSD - Office of Naval Research

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The Office of Naval Research, in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is sponsoring development of the Stress Resilience Training System (SRTS), an iPad app training program that teaches Sailors and Marines to understand...

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Five Ways Google Glass Could Be Used In Digital Health | Bionic.ly

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Mobile application to provide biofeedback for mental health released after studies on suicide rates

Skyler Frink discusses two new studies on suicide rates and the Department of Defense's new mobile app designed to monitor mental health in ...youtube.com

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Future Talk 35-1, Mobile Apps and Mental Health

Julia Hoffman, clinical psychologist and mobile apps lead at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, discusses her work developing mobile apps for treating ...youtube.com

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OnMedica - News - National strategy for e-mental health needed, report urges

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Technology has real potential to transform mental healthcare

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RUDER FINN's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:16 AM

A new report from the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network, published today, suggests that if technology is to truly transform mental healthcare then the UK needs to establish a national framework.

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E-Health Insider :: Scotland builds online platform

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Latest Healthcare IT News (RT @mcpherson_ian: Interesting development - Scotland builds online platform for people with mental health problems E Health Insider http://t.co/ICiwzKF2)...

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HDTI Coventry University's curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:39 AM

Mental health addressed using online technology in Scotland

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Groundbreaking mHealth App Designed for Persons with Bipolar, Mood Disorders | mHealthWatch

Groundbreaking mHealth App Designed for Persons with Bipolar, Mood Disorders | mHealthWatch | Online Mental Health: News and Initiatives | Scoop.it
A bipolar patient has created an innovative new mobile health application designed to empower individuals with mood disorders. Kimberly Knox, the app

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Bright future for e-mental health: Kate Carnell

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Ms Carnell is now chief executive at beyondblue, a national initiative tasked with facilitating attitudinal change on depression and anxiety.
The role is another expression of her passion for healthcare which during her five year tenure as ACT chief minister included owning the health portfolio. In more recent times Ms Carnell was CEO at the Australian General Practice Network.
Reflecting on her work at beyondblue, Ms Carnell acknowledged how far things had come since the organisation began twelve years ago. “It was established out of need to raise the profile of depression in order to reduce stigma, undertake research into it and encourage people to seek help. Things have come a long way over the past decade,” she remarked.
She said anxiety disorders have become a key priority since being added to the organisation’s brief four years ago. “This came about because although depression is very common, anxiety disorders are even more so but even less well understood,” she said.


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Appily Ever After? The Smartphone as Shrink

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The author puts five psychology apps to the test to see if they really help her improve her and her family’s lives.

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, April 8, 2013 4:15 AM

Amusing article, it appears that apps can help to provide some support and solutions but at the expense of a lot of time inputting data. Its also clear that none of these appear to provide forums to share the things that are causing stress/unhappiness.

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Depressive Symptoms In Young Adults May Be Reduced Through Interaction With Avatars

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Young adults, in a period of transition, are often reluctant to seek treatment for mental health problems because of the stigma, inadequate insurance coverage and difficulty finding a mental healt (RT @Lectoraat_GGZ: DEPRESSIE & E-HEALTH | Jong...
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E-mental health: what's all the fuss about? [INFOGRAPHIC]


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How some physicians create apps for their patients | mobihealthnews

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A British-Australian company has entered the US market with a low-cost template for individual physicians, dentists, orthodontists and small practices to customize mobile apps.

The company, Lexington Creative, which has built an app for people with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder called ADHD Organizer and notably has designed a mobile app for Dick’s Sporting Goods in the US, last month had a soft launch internationally of Apps for Doctors, according to Alex Harrington, Australia-based head of client relations.

For $749 plus a $99 annual maintenance and support fee payable to Apple, practices get the app template for both the Apple iOS and Android platforms. Reached by phone from Sydney, Harrington says this price is far less than commissioning someone to create an app from scratch.

“Apps cost thousands,” Harrington says. “So we pre-made one with the most important features that we think doctors want,” he explains. “If the important parts are already done, it can really drive the cost down.

Others already operating in the US offer app-building templates for physicians at comparable or even lower prices. A basicMobileapps4Docs package from a company called Awesomefat costs $497 plus the $99 annual Apple fee, though that currently is available only for dentists.

Cloud Nine Development’s basic Android app builder is free to download but has a monthly fee of $44.99. Physicians can add Apple iOS for $499 plus the $99 yearly Apple charge and the monthly hosting fee, while a $999 “platinum” package includes Windows and BlackBerry apps as well. A foreign-language option costs another $500.

Lexington Creative’s app includes each physician’s photo and biography, practice address, office hours, list of available services, electronic appointment requests, health tips and one-touch dialing of the practice’s phone number. Practices can provide coupons and other special offers for new patients, as well as add links to their websites, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and YouTube pages.

The app lets practices send pop-up notices to remind patients of appointments they have already made and appointments they should make for recommended testing and follow-up care. “When we surveyed doctors and dentists, that was quite a popular thing,” says Harrington.

Lexington Creative charges standard design rates for adding features not part of the template.

While the app template is not built for a specific country and thus does not follow local privacy laws like HIPAA in the US, Harrington says pop-up push messaging has been designed to be more secure than standard email. He also says that practices are encouraged to state their privacy policy for using the app on the appropriate iTunes and Google Play download pages.

The “Email us” and “Make an Appointment” buttons in the app are not intended for sending protected health information that would be subject to HIPAA, according to Harrington.

Apps for Doctors right now is meant for office-based physicians, dentists and orthodontists. Lexington Creative promises future versions for other medical professionals.

To date, Harrington says the company has not advertised the app template other than through social media and word of mouth, but he expects to begin more outreach in the next few weeks. Current customers are only in the UK and Australia, he says, though the product has been priced in US dollars.


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Online Therapy Institute: Internship Opportunities

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The Online Therapy Institute is designed for clinicians and organizations who wish to enrich
their knowledge about online counseling, clinical supervision and the impact of technology on mental health.



Placement as an intern or practicum student within the Online Therapy Institute will focus on the application of Health 2.0 strategies in an internationally collaborative setting.
If you are student studying mental health administration, human services, social media applications to public relations or journalism, health informatics or health 2.0 consider a placement with the Online Therapy Institute.


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Writing Therapy for Depression

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Writing Therapy for Depression. The plethora of websites, blogs, and e-journals developed by people suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions is perhaps evidence for a phenomenon that writers have known for centuries: writing...


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Finally, Tattoos That Let You Control Objects with Your Mind | TIME.com

Finally, Tattoos That Let You Control Objects with Your Mind | TIME.com | Online Mental Health: News and Initiatives | Scoop.it

Science hasn’t been easy on the paranormal, routinely deflating fantastic claims by hucksters purporting psychic abilities. So wouldn’t it be ironic if scientists were on the verge of making paranormal-like abilities a reality?

Imagine controlling an object with your mind. Or don’t, because you probably already have. I did when I was a (pretty little) kid. It never worked, of course, but boy did I stare daggers at several unsuspecting flower pots, pencils and sticks of chalk.

 

The trouble, of course, is that your brain works a whole lot better when it’s motivating things it’s actually wired to, say your eyeballs, tongue, fingers or toes. But aha, you’re saying, we have wireless technology in 2013. We live in the future! Can’t we just cut that cord, too?

We already have: If you want to get technical about it, when using a handheld remote control with old-school antennae to pilot a hobby-style airplane across a field, you don’t actually touch the radio-controlled plane; the brain-interface includes your hands and the control box. But that assumes you have hands to work with, and working a control box to drive a wireless drone around is hardly “telekinetic” — not half as cool-sounding as it might be if you could simply think that drone into action.

 

You’ve probably heard of brain implants acting as biomedical prostheses in what’s sometimes referred to as a “brain-computer interface,” allowing someone to manipulate neuroprosthetic arms and legs or simply nudge a mouse cursor using nothing but thought. We’re doing that stuff today. But you’re still talking about interfaces that usually involve invasive technology, often drilled into the skull and attached directly to the brain itself — Jean Grey, it’s not. What if you could reduce the interface to something that didn’t require brain surgery, something not only noninvasive, but roughly the size of a tiny, removable tattoo?

 

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2013/02/22/finally-tattoos-that-let-you-control-objects-with-your-mind/#ixzz2Lias9BPq

Science hasn't been easy on the paranormal, routinely deflating fantastic claims by hucksters purporting psychic abilities. So wouldn't it be ironic if scientists were on the verge of making paranormal-like abilities a reality?

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ITGabs's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:52 AM

Amazing. I hope in some point I can record my dreams ^_^

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UK government weighs digital tools for mental health | mobihealthnews

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'My Journey' Youth Mental Health App

Learn how to manage your mental health & track your journey

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Online Therapy | Go Online With A Counseling Psychologist ...

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Online therapy, or e-therapy, is a new tool in mental health treatment that, according to John M. Grohol, Psy.D., is basically “Internet-mediated technology to foster a helping relationship online.” Through online therapy, a ...

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E brain & mental health

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Industry report says Digital Brain Health Market will reach $1 billion in 2012, $6 billion by 2020

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mindhealthconnect | Your pathway to a healthy mind

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The Hon Mark Butler MP, The Minister for Mental Health, has released the Australian Government's E-Mental Health Strategy which sets out the Australian Government's investment and long term vision in developing an accessible, high quality and integrated  e-mental health care system". 

 


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Using e-Health to Enable Culturally Appropriate Mental Healthcare in Rural Areas


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The objective of this study was to review relevant research issues in the provision of culturally appropriate e-mental healthcare and make recommendations for expanding and prioritizing research efforts in this area. A workshop was convened by the Office of Rural Mental Health Research (ORMHR) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Center for Reducing Health Disparities at the University of California, Davis, the California Telemedicine and e-Health Center, and the California Endowment in December 2005, during which papers were presented concerning culture and e-mental health. Relevant literature was reviewed and research questions were developed. Major issues in the provision of culturally appropriate e-mental healthcare were defined, as were the barriers to the provision of such care in rural areas and interventions to overcome these barriers. Rural areas have increased barriers to culturally appropriate mental healthcare because of increased rates of poverty, increasingly large ethnic minority populations, and various degrees of geographical isolation and cultural factors specific to rural communities. Although culture and language are major barriers to receiving appropriate mental healthcare, including e-mental healthcare, they cannot be separated from other related influential variables, such as poverty and geography. Each of these critical issues must be taken into account when planning technologically enabled rural mental health services. This review describes one in a series of ORMHR/NIMH efforts aimed at stimulating research using culturally appropriate e-mental health strategies that address unique characteristics of various racial/ethnic groups, as well as rural and frontier populations.

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The best digital health app is conversation

The best digital health app is conversation | Online Mental Health: News and Initiatives | Scoop.it
Although our attention may be distracted from time to time by a health-related smartphone or tablet app, a health tracking device, a quantified self peripheral, or some other piece of shiny, soon-t...

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Dan Baxter's curator insight, April 8, 2013 4:24 AM

Great insight by Andrew and highlighting one of the most valuable aspects of peer support from other patients however geographically separated that they may be. But also how empowering that can be in terms of enabling patients to have the knowledge to challenge clinicians and move from paternalistic healthcare to a more collaborative model.

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E-mental health: technology transforming mental healthcare

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Smartphone apps to track changes in mood, online platforms for peer support, and computerised monitoring of symptoms could help more people with mental health problems receive the support they need when and how they want it, according to a new report from the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network and its partners.

 

The report warns that national action – including the development of a national framework for e-mental health – is essential if technology is to play a truly transformative role in mental healthcare and service users are to have better access to high quality applications and programmes which are clinically effective and safe.

 

Published today, E-mental health: what's all the fuss about? (http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/discussion-paper/Pages/E-mental-health.aspx) kicks off a debate about how innovative technology can support cultural transformation in the mental health sector. Produced jointly by the Mental Health Network (MHN), Big White Wall, and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the paper says there is massive potential for digital technology to enable service users to become service leaders in the design and delivery of mental healthcare.

 

It calls for service users, providers and commissioners to engage in dialogue about how to optimise the potential of digital technology to transform mental healthcare, and share ideas about what works, what is needed, and how to overcome potential risks and challenges.

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