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Apps in mental health practice: uses, opportunities and challenges.

Farooq

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Smartphones are used by patients and clinicians alike. Vast numbers of software applications (apps) run on smartphones and carry out useful functions. Clinician- and patient-oriented mental health apps have been developed. In this article, we provide an overview of apps that are relevant for mental health. We look at clinician-oriented apps that support assessment, diagnosis and treatment as well as patient-oriented apps that support education and self-management. We conclude by looking at the challenges that apps pose with a discussion of possible solutions.

Acceptance Date Mar 12, 2015
Publication Date Dec 1, 2015
Journal BJPsych Bulletin
Print ISSN 2056-4694
Publisher Royal College of Psychiatrists
Pages 288 - 290
DOI https://doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.114.050005
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.114.050005

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