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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

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 [1:27]
  • What does it mean to be a director of digital psychiatry? [2:27]
  • Why colleges are a good place to study digital psychiatry [3:47]
  • 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 [20:35]
  • Questions surrounding legal liability [22:57]
  • Emerging issues in the field [25:08]
  • Final thoughts from Dr. Torous [27:05]

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