mental health

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By Sara Mageit 04:20 am June 10, 2020
A campaign called Find Your Tribe has been launched following research highlighting that even before lockdown, many people in the UK have been suffering with loneliness. The study, commissioned by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky, showed that four-in-10 (42%) of Brits who say they have felt lonely during the pandemic have actually felt less lonely, or the same way, than they did before it...
By Jonah Comstock 01:02 pm May 29, 2020
Following up on our episode from a few weeks ago, host Jonah Comstock sits down (virtually of course) with Dr. Gustavo Kinrys, medical director and vice president of mental health services at Teladoc Health to discuss findings from a recent survey on COVID-19 and behavioral health, as well as his own experiences seeing patients via telehealth during the pandemic.   Here's a release from Teladoc...

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By Tammy Lovell 01:45 am May 21, 2020
An app by Swedish mental health startup Flow has become the highest scoring free depression treatment in the ORCHA app library, which evaluates and distributes health apps for governments and health and social care organisations worldwide. The Flow app uses evidence-based psychology and neuroscience research to help patients understand, treat and prevent depression. It achieved a 72% rating at...
By Dave Muoio 11:31 am May 20, 2020
Tava Health, a Salt Lake City-based mental-telehealth provider, has closed $3 million in seed funding. Peterson Ventures led the round. WHAT THEY DO Founded and launched just last year, Tava works with employer customers to connect their employees with remote therapy and a personalized treatment plan. Video sessions conducted through the platform are self-scheduled by the patient, and...
By HIMSS Media 01:33 pm May 14, 2020
Telehealth of all stripes has exploded since COVID-19, but one particular subset deserves further examination: telebehavioral health, an area in which the crisis has upended the norms of supply as well as demand as the crisis take's a toll on the world's collective mental health. In this episode, host Jonah Comstock, Managing Editors Laura Lovett and Susan Morse and Associate Editor Dave Muoio...
By Dave Muoio 02:23 pm May 5, 2020
Heal, the maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls and other virtual care services, announced today that is has launched a new telepsychology service for California residents. Heal Teletherapy will connect Heal's users to a licensed clinical psychologist via telehealth video chat. The virtual visits will cost $69 per 20 minutes, according to the company. ...
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...

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By Sophie Porter 01:53 am April 24, 2020
Limbix Italia have supplied Schiavonia COVID Hospital with VR headsets in a bid to improve the psychological and emotional wellbeing of its staff. The virtual reality hardware uses visualisation and guided breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in healthcare workers and support staff working long shifts treating patients suffering from coronavirus. The new virtual healthcare system was...
By Dave Muoio 02:38 pm April 16, 2020
The FDA released new guidance on digital health devices for treating psychiatric disorders that waives several regulatory requirements – such as need to submit a 510(k) premarket notification – for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. "Device availability may increase patient access to digital therapeutics while individuals are following 'stay at home' orders or practicing social distancing,...

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By Sophie Porter 09:23 am April 9, 2020
EVERGREEN LIFE BUILDS HEAT MAP SHOWING INCIDENCES OF COVID-19 IN UK Healthcare app Evergreen Life is compiling a heat map that exposes trends in local behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic. The map outlines whether users are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and if they are abiding by government advice to stay at home (excluding key workers). So far, it has collected more than 50,000...