Phone-based support for psychosis

University of Washington’s Dror Ben Zeev has published a paperdetailing a wide array of phone-based technology meant to support the recovery of psychosis throughout life — from early detection to symptom management to vocational rehabilitation,

The study includes self reported mental health assessments, self-management interventions, medication reminders, messages from case managers, tele-therapy, and skill development and job training software.

The private nature and constant availability of these resources, with out the need for travel, can increase the level of support.

Ben Zeev leads the U of W mHealth for Mental Health Program, focused on providing smart technology based services to those suffering from mental illness.  His work includes projects in Ghana and the West Bank, where access to care is limited, and the stigma surrounding mental illness is high, making the phone an ideal solution.

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