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Br J Psychiatry. 2019 May;214(5):269-272. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2019.8. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

A new hope for early psychosis care: the evolving landscape of digital care tools.

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1
Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division,Department of Psychiatry,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,Harvard Medical School,USA.
2
Lab Manager,Social Cognition in Psychopathology Lab,Department of Psychology,University of Rochester,USA.
3
Vice Chair of Public Psychiatry,Department of Psychiatry,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center,Harvard Medical School,USA.
4
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry,Department of Psychiatry,University of California; andDirector of Clinical Training,UC Davis Imaging Research Center,USA.

Abstract

Improving understanding of and outcomes for early-course psychosis (ECP) is a recognised global mental health priority. We argue digital health technologies can advance care for ECP by better accounting for clinical heterogeneity, offering better predictive models, increasing access to early interventions and enhancing existing treatment options.Declaration of interestL.M.T. owns shares in Safari Health Inc - a digital health technology company.

KEYWORDS:

Schizophrenia; clinical services; community mental health; mHealth; mobile health technology

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