Journal article

Mapping the rise of digital mental health technologies: Emerging issues for law and society

Piers Gooding

International Journal of Law and Psychiatry | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019


The use of digital technologies in mental health initiatives is expanding, leading to calls for clearer legal and regulatory frameworks. However, gaps in knowledge about the scale and nature of change impede efforts to develop responsible public governance in the early stages of what may be the mass uptake of 'digital mental health technologies'. This article maps established and emerging technologies in the mental health context with an eye to locating major socio-legal issues. The paper discusses various types of technology, including those designed for information sharing, communication, clinical decision support, 'digital therapies', patient and/or population monitoring and control, bio-..

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