CBT

By Dave Muoio 02:38 pm September 29, 2020
New data suggest that an Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) intervention not only remained effective after 12 months among adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder, but seemed to have an even greater impact on their symptoms with time. Published last week in npj digital medicine, the analysis updated a previously reported three-month study with one-year data from the...
By Sophie Porter 01:52 am September 22, 2020
Cardiff-based female health pioneers have announced the launch of the UK’s first fully-integrated supplement range and a digital training programme to help manage the symptoms of menopause. The 'Health & Her Perimenopause and Menopause Food Supplements' are the result of research into over 50,000 women’s experiences and have been designed in collaboration with nutritional therapists to ensure...
By Laura Lovett 03:12 pm July 29, 2020
A new randomized control trial published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that participants using Big Health’s cognitive behavioral therapy app Daylight reduced symptoms of anxiety.  Researchers also found that participants using the app had a decrease in secondary symptoms such as worry and depressive symptoms.  “In this study, we found that Daylight helped participants...
By Dave Muoio 11:04 am June 18, 2020
Big Health, maker of digital health apps targeting poor sleep, worry and anxiety, has announced a $39 million Series B raise. Gilde Health and Morningside Ventures headlined the funding. Samsung NEXT also participated in the raise, as did prior backers Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Octopus Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Big Health's two major digital health products Sleepio and Daylight are digital...

Above photo: A screengrab of the Wysa app,

By Dean Koh 03:30 am May 20, 2020
Health insurer Aetna International announced that it is partnering with Wysa, an AI-powered chatbot and mental well-being app as part of the former’s ongoing efforts to address the 'second curve' of the COVID-19 pandemic – a less visible but increasing mental well-being crisis. The health insurance company recently enhanced member access to a range of resources, including its virtual health...
By Dean Koh 06:28 am April 29, 2020
Singapore-based digital health company, Intellect, which was founded in 2019, has recently launched an app that provides a new form of digital therapy without any human intervention. The personalized app transforms conventional face-to-face therapy into bite-sized modern self-therapy sessions at the user’s own convenience.  It tackles a variety of issues pertaining to the user’s personal...
By Dave Muoio 03:55 pm April 28, 2020
UnitedHealth Group's Optum is reportedly in late-stage talks with AbleTo regarding a roughly $470 million acquisition of the virtual behavioral-care company, according to unnamed sources who spoke to CNBC. Optum is already a stakeholder in the New York company, having provided a "significant investment" through its Optum Ventures arm back in January of 2019. At the time, Optum Ventures Principal...
By Dave Muoio 04:00 pm February 4, 2020
New study results published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggest that a binge eating treatment strategy combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), telemedicine consultations and Noom’s self-monitoring app could be effective in reducing symptoms compared to standard care. Announced back in in 2015, the investigation — conducted by researchers from Mount Sinai, Kaiser Permanente...
By Dave Muoio 04:05 pm January 7, 2020
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional statements from Pear Therapeutics. Pear Therapeutics pulled back the curtain this morning on a number of new deals between the prescription digital therapeutics maker and other tech companies or researchers. Ranging from virtual reality therapies to voice biomarker tech, the moves appear to be an effort from Pear to add new products to...
By Tammy Lovell 01:50 am December 24, 2019
Internet-enabled cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) provider, Ieso Digital Health is providing a new online therapy service to NHS patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions. After officially launching its low intensity ‘step two’ CBT service in September, it rolled out a beta trial across a number of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Patients receive treatment remotely via...