Three Problems With Current Digital Mental Health Research . . . and Three Things We Can Do About Them

Published on Apr 17, 2017in Psychiatric Services3.084
· DOI :10.1176/APPI.PS.201600541
David C. Mohr93
Estimated H-index: 93
(NU: Northwestern University),
Ken R. Weingardt1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NU: Northwestern University)
+ 1 AuthorsStephen M. Schueller41
Estimated H-index: 41
(NU: Northwestern University)
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Abstract
An increasingly large body of randomized controlled trials has demonstrated the efficacy of mental health technologies, such as Web-based and mobile interventions, to prevent and treat mental disorders and increase psychological well-being. However, there is little evidence that these tools can be successfully implemented in clinical settings. The authors highlight three widely held misconceptions that they believe are holding back the field, and they reconceptualize the issues to strengthen the path toward implementation and accelerate innovation.
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