An Observer analysis of data from private providers, cross-checked against NHS figures, reveals around one in three mental health treatments in England are delivered online, up from one in five in 2019, and one in 10 in 2017. Patients with mild to moderate depression or anxiety can be referred to app- or web-based, self-guided cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) courses, instead of traditional face-to-face talking therapies. [Read more…] about Virtual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) accounts for over 30% of NHS mental health treatments — up from 10% in 2017
8 consumer-friendly digital tools to support behavioral health (mobihealth news):
“From virtual therapy to mindfulness and meditation aids, there’s little shortage of digital tools catching investors’ eyes and breaking into the crowded behavioral health market. Although a number of these services are positioning their business to focus on payers and employers, many others are taking their products directly to consumers via monthly subscriptions, one-time retail purchases or outright free downloads.
Of course, having a wealth of options and varying quality of evidence can make selecting the most effective digital tool quite a challenge. Here, MobiHealthNews has compiled a selection of eight such consumer-friendly behavioral health tools (Note: Basis, Calm, Simple Habit, Woebot, Muse, Vida Health, Headspace, AbleTo) that have recently been making headlines with new launches, funding or major product updates.” [Read more…] about Trend: Consumers increasingly taking care of their behavioral health via DIY tools like these
“In Afghanistan, a new therapist is talking with soldiers. Her name is Ellie, she is the face of a computer program and she could be the key to identifying PTSD in America’s military.