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Digital Health and the Rise of Mental Health Apps

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Using digital tools might not always beneficial. Please take some time to read this review. Digital Health and the Rise of Mental Health Apps. New research warns that self-diagnosing apps are unreliable and may overtreat.

There are always risks of medical error and privacy invasion. This review points out improper use of healthcare-related apps without professional guidance or contradiction may lead to excessive self-monitoring or other issues.

If you check the link in this review, you will find out another research: Mobile mental-health apps have exploded onto the market, but few have been thoroughly tested.

The essay indicates several debating arguments:

  • Improper guide of medical apps leads to worse results.
  • High cost of building medical apps with the medical supervisor
  • Distributing mental health apps in the developing world presents further challenges.

Sleepio is also being mentioned in this essay. This essay gives us a better idea of how digital apps is being evaluated. It seems mHealth still has a long way to go.

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