An advocate for evidence-based interventions, John Naslund and colleagues reviewed preliminary studies on the effectiveness of using digital technologies to treat mental disorders and summarized their finding in Lancet Psychiatry.
The Center for Technology and Behavioral Health has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms—psychological or biological—that underpin motivation, with an eye to developing better strategies that can help all of us improve our health.
A recent trial led by Lisa Marsch, an associate professor of psychiatry at Geisel, could help extend the reach of evidence-based behavioral health treatments.
Health apps for smartphones are nothing new. Now, health-care providers are increasingly using sophisticated technology-based medical applications to help patients manage chronic illnesses.