American Psychiatric Association

By Laura Lovett May 29, 2018
A recent study published by Psychiatric Services found that mobile health interventions were as effective in treating patients with serious mental illness compared to an in-person group therapy.  The study found that participants in the mobile health group were more likely to remain fully engaged in the eight-week study than those receiving traditional care. Researchers also found that...
By Neil Versel January 10, 2013
An apparently well-received, free psychiatric reference app for the iPhone has been removed from iTunes following the threat of legal action from the American Psychiatric Association, MobiHealthNews has learned. The creator of Shrinkster, a searchable reference for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision, the mental health bible commonly known as...
By Neil Versel March 27, 2012
A recent decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to start covering preventive screening for depression and alcohol abuse is paving the way for wider use of a mobile app that helps primary care physicians find signs of mental illness that might otherwise be missed. As part of healthcare reform efforts, CMS said in October that it would pay for annual screenings for both...