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Verily and LivaNova accelerate efforts to detect and treat depression


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Heads-up about a cou­ple fas­ci­nat­ing devel­op­ments over the last few weeks.

1) Verily’s Bold New Project Aims to Pre­dict Depres­sion Using Your Phone (Sin­gu­lar­i­ty­Hub):

Depres­sion is a shift­ing, amor­phous beast that silent­ly haunts mil­lions. It’s also dif­fi­cult to pin­point.

Psy­chi­a­try has for­mu­lat­ed well-test­ed ques­tion­naires to diag­nose depres­sion. But these tests require patients to reach out and only pro­vide snap­shots of their dis­or­der in time Read the rest of this entry »

Large study finds positive yet mixed results from Akili’s digital therapeutic for kids with ADHD

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Full pub­li­ca­tion of piv­otal tri­al data out­lines Akil­i’s case for FDA reg­u­la­tion (Mobi­Health­News):

A full tran­script of STARS-ADHD — the piv­otal tri­al of Akili Interactive’s video game-like pedi­atric atten­tion deficit treat­ment — has been pub­lished in The Lancet Dig­i­tal Health jour­nal, pro­vid­ing onlook­ers a clear view of data fuel­ing the dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic company’s pend­ing FDA sub­mis­sion Read the rest of this entry »

First Digital Health Formulary by Express Scripts includes CBT-based programs to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia

Source: Express Scripts

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Express Scripts Launch­es First Dig­i­tal Health For­mu­la­ry for Apps & Devices (HIT Con­sul­tant):

Start­ing in Jan­u­ary 2020, Express Scripts Dig­i­tal Health For­mu­la­ry will ini­tial­ly include 15 solu­tions for remote mon­i­tor­ing ser­vices and dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tics that aid in the man­age­ment of eight of the country’s most com­mon chron­ic con­di­tions: dia­betes, pre­di­a­betes, hyper­ten­sion, asth­ma, pul­monary dis­ease, depres­sion, anx­i­ety, and insom­nia Read the rest of this entry »

On Awe, Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Ethical Neurotech, and more

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Time to wrap-up anoth­er very active month with our Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter sum­ma­riz­ing excit­ing devel­op­ments in brain research, health­care and tech­nol­o­gy — plus a cou­ple fun brain teasers to spark curios­i­ty and inno­va­tion 🙂

New brain research:

New thinking about brain & mental health:

Emerging neurotech and digital brain health:

Finally, a couple fun brain teasers:

 

Have a excel­lent Hal­loween…

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Bayer to support 11 digital health startups, 5 of which are developing behavioral/ cognitive/ mental health solutions

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Bay­er inks deals with eleven star­tups under G4A Dig­i­tal Health Part­ner­ships pro­gram (press release):

Bay­er announced today that the com­pa­ny has signed col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ments with eleven dig­i­tal health star­tups. As part of the pro­gram, Bay­er will sup­port these start­up com­pa­nies aim­ing for longer-term col­lab­o­ra­tions to dri­ve for­ward the devel­op­ment of spe­cif­ic dig­i­tal solu­tions to improve patients’ health Read the rest of this entry »

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