Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Therapist in Your Pocket

Paul, Marla. "A Therapist in Your Pocket." Northwestern University News Center, February 7, 2012.

From the article: “It’s the future of therapy at a new Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine center where scientists are inventing web-based, mobile and virtual technologies to treat depression and other mood disorders. The phone and similar projects bypass traditional weekly therapy sessions for novel approaches that provide immediate support and access to a much larger population. Also in the works at the National Institutes of Health-funded center: a virtual human therapist who will work with teens to prevent depression; a medicine bottle that reminds you to take antidepressant medication and tells your doctor if the dosage needs adjusting; a web-based social network to help cancer survivors relieve sadness and stress… The goal is for the center to become a national resource, offering a library of intervention technologies that will be available to other researchers."  Read more

See Also
Northwestern University. "Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies."