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Mental Health Information
April 2016 - Vol. 20 Issue 4
Published by athealth.com

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CONTENTS:

  1. There’s an App for That: A Guide for Healthcare Smartphone Technology
  2. Patient Smartphone Interest in Mobile Apps to Monitor Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions
  3. Utilizing a Personal Smartphone App to Assess Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
  4. The mPower study, Parkinson disease mobile data collected using ResearchKit
  5. Mental Health Smartphone Apps: Review and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Future
  6. Apps4Counseling: What’s In Your Digital Toolbox?
  7. Technology Offers Tools for Ensuring Adherence to Medical Therapy
  8. Preliminary Evaluation of PTSD Coach, a Smartphone App for Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms
  9. Autism and Beyond App
  10. Concussion Tracker App

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1.  There’s an App for That: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners and Researchers on Smartphone Technology
This article presents the history, components, and key features of smartphones, and it also delineates the process of smartphone applications development and publishing in the app stores.
ONLINE JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS

2.  Patient Smartphone Ownership and Interest in Mobile Apps to Monitor Symptoms of Mental Health Conditions
This article provides data on psychiatric outpatients’ prevalence of smartphone ownership and interest
in using their smartphones to run applications to monitor their mental health.
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH

3.  Utilizing a Personal Smartphone Custom App to Assess the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
Patients with major depressive disorder are able to utilize an app on their personal smartphones to
self-assess their symptoms of major depressive disorder with high levels of adherence.
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH

4.  The mPower Study, Parkinson Disease Mobile Data Collected Using ResearchKit
An smartphone-based study using Apple’s ResearchKit library to evaluate the feasibility of remotely collecting information about the daily changes in symptom severity and their sensitivity to medication in Parkinson Disease.
SCIENTIFIC DATA

5. Mental Health Smartphone Apps: Review and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Future Developments
Randomized controlled trials are required to validate future mental health apps (MHapps) and the principles upon which they are designed, and to further investigate the recommendations presented in this review.
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH

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6. Apps4Counseling: What’s In Your Digital Toolbox?
The importance of meeting our clients and students where they are should not be minimized.
COUNSELING TODAY

7. Technology Offers Tools for Ensuring Adherence to Medical Therapy
Novel monitoring solutions will move all stakeholders—not just patients—to a position of responsibility
for adhering to prescribed regimens.
CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE

8. Preliminary Evaluation of PTSD Coach, a Smartphone App for Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms
PTSD Coach is a mobile application (app) designed to help individuals who have post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) symptoms better understand and self-manage their symptoms.
ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS OF THE UNITED STATES (AMSUS)

9. Autism and Beyond App
Autism & Beyond is a study of young children's mental health that seeks to better understand and
identify risks for development.
DUKE MEDICINE AND DUKE UNIVERSITY

10. Concussion Tracker App
This study looks at the symptoms people experience in the first few weeks after a concussion.
iMEDICAL APPS

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NEW 2-CREDIT, CE COURSE -  DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders

Bipolar Disorders are no longer Mood Disorders in the DSM-5. So what are they now? In this 2-credit, video course, Dr. Greg Neimeyer details the addition of controversial new depressive disorders. He uses video illustrations for case-based discussion of the important differential between depression and grief.
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