Journal article

Smartphone apps for the treatment of mental health conditions: status and considerations

Kit Huckvale, Jennifer Nicholas, John Torous, Mark E Larsen

Current Opinion in Psychology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Clinical and research interest in the potential of mobile health apps for the management of mental health conditions has recently been given added impetus by growing evidence of consumer adoption. In parallel, there is now a developing evidence base that includes meta-analyses demonstrating reductions in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and reduction in suicidal ideation. While these findings are encouraging, recent research continues to identify a number of potential barriers to the widespread adoption of mental health apps. These challenges include poor data governance and data sharing practices; questions of clinical safety relating to the management of adverse events and potentially h..

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