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Digital Innovations for Mental Resilience

The digital landscape has ushered in a new era of mental health and resilience possibilities. With innovative technologies at our disposal, we can navigate the complexities of mental well-being with greater empowerment and support. This article delves into the transformative role of digital innovations in fostering psychological well-being. From AI-driven chatbots to virtual therapy platforms […]

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The Future of Mental Health in the Metaverse

As technology continues to advance, we find ourselves on the cusp of a new frontier – the metaverse. A term coined by author Neal Stephenson, the metaverse refers to a collective virtual shared space created by the convergence of physical and virtual reality. With the advent of virtual reality (VR) technology, the metaverse is no […]

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If Technology Causes Mental Health Issues

Technology has revolutionized the way we live our lives. From communication to shopping, from entertainment to education, technology has made everything easily accessible. However, with the increasing use of technology, there has been a rise in mental health problems. While technology has many benefits, it can also negatively impact our mental health. This article will […]

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Deploying Machine Learning to Improve Mental Health

The development of machine learning (ML) techniques has led to several promising applications in mental health care. They can aid psychiatric practitioners in overcoming the trial-and-error-driven status quo by supporting precise diagnoses, prognoses, and therapeutic choices. Despite their potential, implementing these tools in real-world settings faces multiple interacting challenges. Currently, implementation research has not adequately […]

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Digital Technology Adoption in Psychiatric Care

Digital technology adoption is a global phenomenon, with widespread use in civilian settings such as remote working and the support of friends and family. However, psychiatric care is lagging behind. The early promise of digital mental health was that it would replace human intervention, but thus far, digital tools have primarily been used to scale […]

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Fulfilling the Promise of Mental Health Technology

Technology has the power to revolutionize mental health care. But it also brings new challenges that will require novel approaches and methods. Ultimately, the digital tools and promising techniques for mental health care must be more informed by clinical needs and preferences. This is the key to achieving its promise. Computational Mood Alteration As mental […]

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A Call for Creativity in Research, Practice, and Policy

Creativity is a critical component of innovation (Amabile, 1988; Baer & Frese, 2003). Without it, organizations fail to develop solutions that address market and societal needs, scientists struggle to solve problems that help address management and policy challenges, and policymakers are less productive in driving transformative institutional change. In recent years, creativity research and innovation […]

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Exploring the Link Between Technology and Mental Health

There is an ongoing debate about whether internet uses positively or negatively impacts mental health. This study explores this issue using a longitudinal sample, testing the relationship between internet usage and multiple subdimensions of well-being (life satisfaction and depression). The results suggest that more frequent internet use is associated with better mental health over four […]

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Revisiting the Parameters of Research and Practice

In the research world, the parameters of research are primarily set by the standards of conduct researchers and their institutions have adopted. These standards are based on the values of objectivity, honesty, openness, accountability, fairness, and stewardship that underlie research integrity. However, these best practices need to be revised to cover every ethical situation in […]

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How is Technology Used in Psychiatry?

There are many different ways that technology can be used in psychiatry, whether it be to diagnose or treat patients. For example, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently awarded 404 grants to researchers who will use technology to improve mental health interventions. These researchers will be able to develop new technologies such as […]

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