Title: Tapping onto the Potential of Smartphone Applications for Psycho-Education and Early Intervention in Addictions
year: 2016
Journal: Front Psychiatry
Volume: 7
Pages: 40
Epubdate: 26/03/2016
Alternate Journal: Frontiers in psychiatry
ISSN: 1664-0640
Legal note: PMC4794482
Article Number: 27014103
Keywords: E-health addiction m-health mental health mobile phone psychiatry smartphone
Abstract: E-health, and in particular smartphone-based technology, is increasingly becoming commonplace in healthcare. While psychiatry has tapped onto these innovations for conditions, such as affective disorders, and schizophrenia and psychosis, the usage of these technologies in addiction is limited. Addiction psychiatry could harness the potential of smartphone technologies. Given the increasing incidences of substance-related problems globally, and along with the normalization of the general public's perspectives toward substances, and also in consideration of unwillingness for at-risk individuals in seeking help, the authors hope to illustrate how these issues could potentially be solved using E-health and technological innovations. The objectives of the current perspective article are to illustrate how recent advances in smartphone-based technologies could help in terms of psycho-education, as well as in helping individuals who are at-risk users in seeking help earlier. The authors aim to illustrate how the above are possible, building on existing theory-driven framework that has been extensively reviewed in the previous literature. Limitations with regard to the implementation of such technologies will also be discussed.
Notes: Zhang, Melvyn W B Ho, Roger C M Journal Article Review Switzerland Front Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 17;7:40. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00040. eCollection 2016.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794482/pdf/fpsyt-07-00040.pdf
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5023
Authors Address: Biomedical Global Institute of Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART), National University of Singapore , Singapore , Singapore. Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Healthcare Systems (NUHS) , Singapore , Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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