Year: 2017 Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research. (2016). 18(6): e135. Published online 10 June 2016. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5066 SIEC No: 20170409

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 to better understand how text messaging can be used in mental health care and other fields of medicine.