Mental health

Is Technology Affecting your Mental Health?

For years, experts in science and mental health have warned about the damaging effects of too much screen time. But how harmful are our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and televisions, and what can we do to reduce our reliance on technology in 2018?One solution that has gained momentum is the digital detox holiday. A digital detox

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How Technology Improves Access to Behavioral Healthcare

A growing number of Americans require better access to behavioral health treatment options. Digital solutions can help. Mental illness is a growing epidemic in the U.S.More than 43 million Americans, roughly 18 percent, have a mental health condition, according to a 2017 report published by Mental Health America. However, many of those individuals lack access

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Majority of mental health patients would consider giving clinicians access to phone behaviors, locations

A small study published in JMIR Mental Health found that 84 percent of surveyed patients living with mental illness were willing to use apps that would collect and share biomarkers. With the percentage of smartphone ownership skyrocketing to around 77 percent in America, smartphones have become constant companions. Recently, mental health professionals have kickstarted the

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New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with High Tech Prescriptions To Reach Out to Navajo Reservations

By David Dallago, Former Chairman of McKinley County Commission GALLUP, N. M. — New Mexican organizations are combining new behavioral health high tech and low-tech strategies to fight addiction across Navajo reservations in Northern New Mexico. In addressing some of the root causes of these issues, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation introduced the Pathway’s Project, a four-year program

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How To Improve Your Cognitive Health?

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. Your brain is your most precious organ that you have to keep as fit as every other muscle in your body. Daily exercise helps prevent an early decline in cognitive abilities, and great gamified technological solutions

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Is Screen Time Bad for Childrens Mental Health?

When does screen time become harmful for adolescents? Three experts break down the research. Many parents are concerned about how much time their children spend on cellphones, Xboxes and other digital media. Some experts say they should be: There is a growing body of research showing an association between unhappiness and the time adolescents spend

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