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Digital mental health taking off in Europe

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These 10 Euro­pean tech star­tups want to help you improve your men­tal fit­ness (Sil­i­con Canals):

Accord­ing to a report by WHO Euro (World Health Organ­i­sa­tion Europe), in many west­ern coun­tries, men­tal health dis­or­ders are the major cause of dis­abil­i­ty, account­ing for 30% to 40% of chron­ic sick leaves, and cost­ing near­ly 3% of GDP. In addi­tion to this, Read the rest of this entry »

Study finds psychiatric diagnoses to be ‘scientifically meaningless’

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Psy­chi­atric diag­no­sis ‘sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly mean­ing­less’ (Sci­ence Dai­ly):

A new study, pub­lished in Psy­chi­a­try Research, has con­clud­ed that psy­chi­atric diag­noses are sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly worth­less as tools to iden­ti­fy dis­crete men­tal health dis­or­ders.

The study, led by researchers from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Liv­er­pool, involved a detailed analy­sis of five key chap­ters of the lat­est edi­tion of the wide­ly used Diag­nos­tic and Sta­tis­ti­cal Man­u­al (DSM), on ‘schiz­o­phre­nia’, ‘bipo­lar dis­or­der’, ‘depres­sive dis­or­ders’, ‘anx­i­ety dis­or­ders’ and ‘trau­ma-relat­ed dis­or­ders’ Read the rest of this entry »

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