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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) shares discussion paper to help empower 8 billion minds via the ethical adoption of digital mental health and neurotech

Tech­nol­o­gy has much to offer in terms of pro­vid­ing and improv­ing access to bet­ter men­tal health care. Why, then, has more not been done to take advan­tage of these tools?

The newest dis­cus­sion paper from #NAM­Per­spec­tives, repub­lished from the World Eco­nom­ic Forum and includ­ing our own CEO & Edi­tor-in-Chief Alvaro Fer­nán­dez Ibáñez as co-author, seeks to explore the evolv­ing appli­ca­tion of tech­nol­o­gy in men­tal health care, and con­sid­ers the eth­i­cal impli­ca­tions that sur­rounds its use, includ­ing issues relat­ed to trust, big data, inter­ven­tion, access, and progress.  This paper fur­ther out­lines eight key actions need­ed to scale the use of men­tal health tech­nol­o­gy in sup­port­ing men­tal health care pro­fes­sion­als world­wide.  »To read about this pro­posed path for­ward, click HERE.

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About the National Academy of Medicine and NAM Perspectives:

Found­ed in 1970 as the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine (IOM), the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine (NAM) is one of three acad­e­mies that make up the Nation­al Acad­e­mies of Sci­ences, Engi­neer­ing, and Med­i­cine (the Nation­al Acad­e­mies) in the Unit­ed States. Oper­at­ing under the 1863 Con­gres­sion­al char­ter of the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences, the Nation­al Acad­e­mies are pri­vate, non­prof­it insti­tu­tions that work out­side of gov­ern­ment to pro­vide objec­tive advice on mat­ters of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, and health.

NAM Per­spec­tives peri­od­i­cal pro­vides a venue for lead­ing health, med­ical, sci­ence, and pol­i­cy experts to reflect on issues and oppor­tu­ni­ties impor­tant to the advance­ment of the NAM’s mis­sion. Dis­cus­sion Papers are arti­cle-length reviews of issues of promi­nence or emerg­ing promi­nence to health, med­i­cine, bio­med­ical sci­ence, and relat­ed pol­i­cy. Their aim is to define and ful­ly describe the key ele­ments shap­ing an issue, sum­ma­rize and assess the nature of the evi­dence base, and present a strat­e­gy or pri­or­i­ty options for address­ing the issue.

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