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.
“We see this as a way to transform mental health treatment,” says Geisel’s William Hudenko.
Three innovative research pilots, pairing Dartmouth investigators with community-based partners, are being funded by Dartmouth SYNERGY’s Community Engagement Research Core to address challenging health problems facing our communities.
A new NIH-funded study at the Geisel School of Medicine aims to stem the prevalence of obesity among young adults with serious mental illness through peer support, mobile technology, and popular social media.
Geisel investigators at the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth are leading a statewide effort to determine if offering financial incentives—for fitness, weight loss, and smoking cessation programs—can help people with mental illness reduce their high risk for cardiovascular disease.
While deploying old-school Palm Pilots during a psychopathology research project, Dror Ben-Zeev, PhD made a surprising discovery that has led to innovative smartphone-based treatments for people with mental health issues.
Renowned psychiatrist Matthew Friedman is stepping down as leader of the National Center for PTSD, which he has led since it was founded in 1989.
Ellen Meara, Associate Professor at Geisel’s Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, discusses her study of the Massachusetts health care reform experience and how research has shed light on populations that have been ignored in the past.