Background: Depression is a mood disorder that causes one to have a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is an ongoing issue that may lead the patient to have suicidal thoughts if not taken care of. According to the most recent findings, a lot of people in the current world are suffering […]
Effectiveness of digital psychological interventions for mental health problems in low-income and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Background The effectiveness of digital psychological interventions in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains unclear. We aimed to systematically investigate the available evidence for digital psychological interventions in reducing mental health problems in LMICs. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase, and Cochrane databases for articles published in English from […]
Objective: Suicide is a significant public health issue, and is especially concerning in adolescents and young adults, who are over-represented both in attempts and completed suicide. Emerging technologies represent a promising new approach to deliver suicide prevention interventions to these populations. The current systematic review aims to identify online and mobile psychosocial suicide prevention interventions […]
The online treatment of suicidal ideation: A randomised controlled trial of an unguided web-based intervention
Suicide is a major public health issue, and treatment of suicidal thoughts may contribute to its prevention. Provision of online treatment of suicidal ideation may reduce barriers that suicidal individuals experience in face-to-face treatment. We therefore aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a web-based intervention targeting a reduction of suicidal ideation. We carried out a […]
Background: Nearly half of people who die by suicide see a health care provider in the month before their death. With the release of new care guidelines, detection of suicidal patients will likely increase. Providers need access to suicide-specific resources that can be used as part of immediate, brief interventions with a suicidal patient. Web-based […]
Fundamentals for future mobile-health (mHealth): A systematic review of mobile phone and web-based text messaging in mental health.
Mobile phone text messages (short message service, SMS) are used pervasively as a form of communication. Almost 100% of the population uses text messaging worldwide and this technology is being suggested as a promising tool in psychiatry. Text messages can be sent either from a classic mobile phone or a web-based application. Reviews are needed […]
Feasibility and effects of a web-based adolescent psychiatric assessment administered by clinical staff in the pediatric emergency department.
Objectives To determine the adoption rate of the Web-based Behavioral Health Screening–Emergency Department (BHS-ED) system during routine clinical practice in a pediatric ED, and to assess this system’s effect on identification and assessment of psychiatric problems. Design Descriptive design to evaluate the feasibility of a clinical innovation. Setting The ED of an urban tertiary care […]