Oct 5, 2020
John Torous, M.D., M.B.I., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to
discuss the expanded access to smartphone apps for mental
health on college campuses as well as issues regarding the
privacy, efficacy, and quality of mental health apps.
Dr. Torous is the director of the digital psychiatry division at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in
psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
- How Dr. Torous became interested in this area of research
- What does it mean to be a director of digital psychiatry?
- Why colleges are a good place to study digital psychiatry
- A sense of the landscape of digital mental health or digital
psychiatry on college campuses [5:20]
- Pros and cons of digital mental health tools [7:25]
- Major findings of the study [12:39]
- Key conclusions of the study [16:42]
- Evidence base for mental health apps [18:34]
- Recommendations for college mental health organizations
- Questions surrounding legal liability [22:57]
- Emerging issues in the field [25:08]
- Final thoughts from Dr. Torous [27:05]
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