Category: Mental Health

Steven Chan, MD MBA: Mobile mental health – understanding barriers & creating solutions

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With panelists Alison Darcy, PhD; Adam Miner, PhD; and John Torous, MD. Research has shown that mobile and wearable devices can improve the delivery of mental healthcare, particularly in the developing world where few psychotherapists and psychiatrists are available. Physiological, psychological, and behavioral metrics and real-time capturing of data can help detect mood disorders, relapses ….  Read More

John Torous, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess) speaks at the Technology in Psychiatry Summit 2017

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This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, an event sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry November 6-7, 2017 | JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. PANEL: “Connecting with Technology : Why Psychiatry (Still) Needs Data Science” Advances in technology are creating almost limitless potential sources of data ….  Read More

TMS Brain Stimulation Can Help Combat Depression

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John has battled depression since his college days. While medications provided some help, the side effects were unbearable. That’s when John discovered a non-invasive treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS to treat depression. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center helped develop the technology, which changes a patient’s brain activity without surgery. In addition ….  Read More

Early Intervention for Psychosis: Building a Mental Health Community | Rachel Waford | TEDxDecatur

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In recent years there has been increasing attention given to young people with emerging psychosis, both in popular media coverage of current events as well as policies and movements toward providing specialized services to this vulnerable population. It is often the case that those in a young person’s life (parents, siblings, friends, professors, roommates, counselors, ….  Read More