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E-therapy stepping up to fill mental health gaps

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Tele­health ven­dor seized oppor­tu­nity from Kaiser strike (Health­Care Dive):

When Kaiser’s men­tal health work­ers went on strike to protest what they claim is Kaiser’s pol­icy of under­staffing their facil­i­ties in order to boost their prof­its, it left a void for the thou­sands of patients who relied on Kaiser’s staff for men­tal health ser­vices. Act­ing as a real-time tes­ti­mony to the power of tele­health Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Are neuromarkers on the cusp of transforming education and mental health?

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Brain Scans May Help Pre­dict Future Prob­lems, And Solu­tions (NPR):

Brain scans may soon be able to help pre­dict a person’s future — some aspects of it, anyway.

Infor­ma­tion from these scans increas­ingly is able to sug­gest whether a child will have trou­ble with Read the rest of this entry »

For college students, mental health screening kiosks offer ‘Check-Up from the Neck Up’

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A ‘Check-Up from the Neck Up’ — Men­tal Health Screen­ing Kiosks at Drexel (Drexel Now):

Dur­ing their time in col­lege, most stu­dents learn the impor­tance of look­ing out for their own health.

How­ever, some miss the con­nec­tion that their men­tal well-being is just as impor­tant as keep­ing a reg­u­lar exer­cise reg­i­men or eat­ing the right diet Read the rest of this entry »

Therapy or antidepressants? Coming soon: Brain activity “fingerprints” to personalize depression treatments

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To Treat Depres­sion, Drugs or Ther­apy? (The New York Times):

Until recently, many experts thought that your clin­i­cian could lit­er­ally pick any anti­de­pres­sant or type of psy­chother­apy at ran­dom because, with a few clin­i­cal excep­tions, there was lit­tle evi­dence to favor one treat­ment over another for a given patient Read the rest of this entry »

A Call to Action: Improv­ing brain & men­tal health via dig­i­tal plat­forms, neu­ro­plas­tic­ity research and the White House BRAIN initiative

Ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Thomas Insel, Direc­tor of the National Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Daphne Bave­lier, Head of the Brain & Learn­ing Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva & U. of Rochester
  • Jack Young, Head of Qual­comm Life Fund
  • Chair: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of SharpBrains

–> Click HERE to watch all sessions

ADHD @ high schools: Clear mismatch between the Evidence and the Practice

Study: High School­ers with ADHD Receiv­ing Few Evidence-Based Sup­ports (Edu­ca­tion Week):

A lit­tle over half of high school stu­dents with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der are receiv­ing some kind of ser­vices from their schools, such as addi­tional time on tests or extended time to com­plete home­work assign­ments, a recent study finds. But those par­tic­u­lar sup­ports have no reported effec­tive­ness in improv­ing the aca­d­e­mic per­for­mance of stu­dents with ADHD, accord­ing to the study pub­lished Read the rest of this entry »

Update: “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA”

Participants_2014SharpBrainsSummitTime for Sharp­Brains’ Octo­ber e-newsletter, fea­tur­ing the usual wealth of insights and resources and, above all, thank­ing the 215 par­tic­i­pants in 17 coun­tries who joined an amaz­ing 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit! (each blue dot rep­re­sents a par­tic­i­pant or group of participants).

(We are now digest­ing every­thing dis­cussed dur­ing 3 intense days, and try­ing to enjoy a relax­ing weekend…)

New think­ing:

New research:

New tech­nol­ogy:

Have a great month of November!

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