Tag Archives: technology

Virtual Interviewers Help Service Members and Veterans Open Up About PTSD

Stigma is hard on everyone it impacts, but when it keeps people away from their doctors, or keeps them silent about their concerns, it can be deadly. While organizations like ours work to fight stigma day by day, there’s no denying that it’s still pervasive — especially when it comes to talking about issues aside […]

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Combat AI Is Being Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders, and It’s Doing a Fantastic Job

It’s no surprise that some major advances in artificial intelligence come from defense research — that’s where the money goes, with over half of America’s research and development spending focused on the military. But as a recent study on treating bipolar disorder from the University of Cincinnati demonstrates, some of that research eventually makes its […]

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Machine Learning Successfully Predicts Childhood PTSD

In recent years, machine learning has been a fun diversion for most of us, bringing joy and horror equally with things like Cooking With Cthulhu and Google Deep Dream’s obsession with dogs. But while we were busy training computers to recognize the difference between kittens and ice cream cones, researchers have been using machine learning […]

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The Hottest Thing in Online Therapy is a Chatbot That Teaches CBT

Online therapy is a thriving field — with good reason. While research shows that face-to-face therapy can be more beneficial in a lot of contexts, online therapy is accessible to a lot of people for whom traditional therapy may be out of reach in cost or distance, or because of stigma. But where reputable online […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Much Ado About Science

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health articles you may have missed. This week, we have fascinating studies about social media use, breathing, and machine learning. We have bujo layouts. We have thoughts on S-Town. And we have bunnies. A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Which Will Diagnose Us First: GPS, AI or Instagram?

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best mental health-related stories you may have missed. This week, we have more technology that will be designed to understand our minds better than we can, a look at how sleep affects mental health beyond the impact of being tired, and some disturbing findings about poverty and the […]

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This Simple Wearable Could Make Tracking Autism-Related Anxiety Easier

Wearable technology has plenty of potential health benefits, but sometimes you don’t need a $500 all-purpose device to solve a problem. In some cases, simple is best, and the Snap is definitely one of those cases. It’s a wearable that’s intended to make tracking anxiety a lot more natural. Tracking is a good way to […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Will AI Take Over Depression Diagnosis?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health articles you may have missed this week. This week, we have diagnostic AI, advances in brain imaging, mental health challenges faced by writers of color, the benefits of horror games, and a look back at just how cruel we were as a society to emo music […]

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Should We Be Able to Trust Siri With Our Mental Health?

We ask a lot of our digital assistants. Mine sets my alarms, takes down all my appointments, and turns my lights on and off. She doesn’t offer much help with my mental health, though. Nor can she, according to a new study. The study, recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined all major conversational agents […]

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Is Your Phone Causing Anxiety and Depression? Probably Not

Smartphones have been the cause of so many worried articles – do they make us anti-social? Are we all addicted? Have we become less intelligent because of them? While researchers go back and forth studying all those topics, one team has been investigating a more interesting question: do our smartphones contribute to anxiety or depression? […]

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