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Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research.

Aislinn D Bergin, Elvira Perez Vallejos, E Bethan Davies, David Daley, Tamsin Ford, Gordon Harold, Sarah Hetrick, Megan Kidner, Yunfei Long, Sally Merry, Richard Morriss, Kapil Sayal, Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Jo Robinson, John Torous, Chris Hollis,

Digital health interventions (DHIs) have frequently been highlighted as one way to respond to increasing levels of mental health problems in children and young people. Whilst many are developed to address existing mental health problems, there is also potential for DHIs to address prevention and early intervention. However, there are ... Read more >>

NPJ Digit Med (NPJ digital medicine)
[2020, 3:133]

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College student engagement with mental health apps: analysis of barriers to sustained use.

Jennifer Melcher, Erica Camacho, Sarah Lagan, John Torous,

OBJECTIVE:College students'demand for mental health resources is straining the services offered by colleges. While mobile apps demonstrate potential to help, students' engagement with these apps remains low. This study examines why college students show poor engagement with mental health apps and how apps may be adapted to suit this population. ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Health (Journal of American college health : J of ACH)
[2020, :1-7]

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Determining sample size and length of follow-up for smartphone-based digital phenotyping studies.

Ian Barnett, John Torous, Harrison T Reeder, Justin Baker, Jukka-Pekka Onnela,

OBJECTIVE:Studies that use patient smartphones to collect ecological momentary assessment and sensor data, an approach frequently referred to as digital phenotyping, have increased in popularity in recent years. There is a lack of formal guidelines for the design of new digital phenotyping studies so that they are powered to detect ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2020, :]

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Natural Language Processing Reveals Vulnerable Mental Health Support Groups and Heightened Health Anxiety on Reddit During COVID-19: Observational Study.

Daniel M Low, Laurie Rumker, Tanya Talkar, John Torous, Guillermo Cecchi, Satrajit S Ghosh,

BACKGROUND:The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting mental health, but it is not clear how people with different types of mental health problems were differentially impacted as the initial wave of cases hit. OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study is to leverage natural language processing (NLP) with the goal of characterizing changes in ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2020, 22(10):e22635]

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A Patient-Centered Framework for Measuring the Economic Value of the Clinical Benefits of Digital Health Apps: Theoretical Modeling.

Adam Powell, John Torous,

BACKGROUND:As digital health tools such as smartphone apps evolve and enter clinical use, questions regarding their value must be addressed. Although there are scarce generalizable data on the value of health apps given their nascency and diverse use cases, it is possible to estimate the economic value of the clinical ... Read more >>

JMIR Ment Health (JMIR mental health)
[2020, 7(10):e18812]

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Assessing the Food and Drug Administration's Risk-Based Framework for Software Precertification With Top Health Apps in the United States: Quality Improvement Study.

Noy Alon, Ariel Dora Stern, John Torous,

BACKGROUND:As the development of mobile health apps continues to accelerate, the need to implement a framework that can standardize the categorization of these apps to allow for efficient yet robust regulation is growing. However, regulators and researchers are faced with numerous challenges, as apps have a wide variety of features, ... Read more >>

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (JMIR mHealth and uHealth)
[2020, 8(10):e20482]

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Changes to the Psychiatric Chatbot Landscape: A Systematic Review of Conversational Agents in Serious Mental Illness: Changements du paysage psychiatrique des chatbots: une revue systématique des agents conversationnels dans la maladie mentale sérieuse.

Aditya Nrusimha Vaidyam, Danny Linggonegoro, John Torous,

OBJECTIVE:The need for digital tools in mental health is clear, with insufficient access to mental health services. Conversational agents, also known as chatbots or voice assistants, are digital tools capable of holding natural language conversations. Since our last review in 2018, many new conversational agents and research have emerged, and ... Read more >>

Can J Psychiatry (Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie)
[2020, :706743720966429]

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Digital phenotyping for mental health of college students: a clinical review.

Jennifer Melcher, Ryan Hays, John Torous,

Experiencing continued growth in demand for mental health services among students, colleges are seeking digital solutions to increase access to care as classes shift to remote virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using smartphones to capture real-time symptoms and behaviours related to mental illnesses, digital phenotyping offers a practical tool ... Read more >>

Evid Based Ment Health (Evidence-based mental health)
[2020, 23(4):161-166]

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Smartphone relapse prediction in serious mental illness: a pathway towards personalized preventive care.

John Torous, Tanzeem Choudhury, Ian Barnett, Matcheri Keshavan, John Kane,

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2020, 19(3):308-309]

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Development of a decision-making checklist tool to support technology selection in digital health research.

Camille Nebeker, Rebecca J Bartlett Ellis, John Torous,

Digital technologies offer researchers new approaches to test personalized and adaptive health interventions tailored to an individual. Yet, research leveraging technologies to capture personal health data involve technical and ethical consideration during the study design phase. No guidance exists to facilitate responsible digital technology selection for research purposes. A stakeholder-engaged ... Read more >>

Transl Behav Med (Translational behavioral medicine)
[2020, 10(4):1004-1015]

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Genome-wide association analysis of opioid use disorder: A novel approach using clinical data.

Wenyu Song, Joe Kossowsky, John Torous, Chia-Yen Chen, Hailiang Huang, Kenneth J Mukamal, Charles B Berde, David W Bates, Adam Wright,

BACKGROUND:Opioid use disorder (OUD) represents a large and pervasive global public health challenge. Previous genetic studies have demonstrated the significant heritability of OUD and identified several single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with its prevalence. METHODS:In this paper, we conducted a genome-wide association analysis on opioid use disorder that leveraged genetic and ... Read more >>

Drug Alcohol Depend (Drug and alcohol dependence)
[2020, 217:108276]

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Adaptation of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danuta Wasserman, Miriam Iosue, Anika Wuestefeld, Vladimir Carli,

Suicide is preventable. Nevertheless, each year 800,000 people die of suicide in the world. While there is evidence indicating that suicide rates de-crease during times of crises, they are expected to increase once the immediate crisis has passed. The COVID-19 pandemic affects risk and pro-tective factors for suicide at each level ... Read more >>

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2020, 19(3):294-306]

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A meta-review of "lifestyle psychiatry": the role of exercise, smoking, diet and sleep in the prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

Joseph Firth, Marco Solmi, Robyn E Wootton, Davy Vancampfort, Felipe B Schuch, Erin Hoare, Simon Gilbody, John Torous, Scott B Teasdale, Sarah E Jackson, Lee Smith, Melissa Eaton, Felice N Jacka, Nicola Veronese, Wolfgang Marx, Garcia Ashdown-Franks, Dan Siskind, Jerome Sarris, Simon Rosenbaum, André F Carvalho, Brendon Stubbs,

There is increasing academic and clinical interest in how "lifestyle factors" traditionally associated with physical health may also relate to mental health and psychological well-being. In response, international and national health bodies are producing guidelines to address health behaviors in the prevention and treatment of mental illness. However, the current ... Read more >>

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2020, 19(3):360-380]

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Systematic Review of Digital Phenotyping and Machine Learning in Psychosis Spectrum Illnesses.

James Benoit, Henry Onyeaka, Matcheri Keshavan, John Torous,

BACKGROUND:Digital phenotyping is the use of data from smartphones and wearables collected in situ for capturing a digital expression of human behaviors. Digital phenotyping techniques can be used to analyze both passively (e.g., sensor) and actively (e.g., survey) collected data. Machine learning offers a possible predictive bridge between digital phenotyping ... Read more >>

Harv Rev Psychiatry (Harvard review of psychiatry)
[2020, 28(5):296-304]

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Impact of dynamic greenspace exposure on symptomatology in individuals with schizophrenia.

Philip Henson, John F Pearson, Matcheri Keshavan, John Torous,

There are currently many tools available for capturing and defining the context of one's environment. Digital phenotyping, the use of technology and sensors to capture moment-to-moment behavior, has shown potential in quantifying the lived experience of mental illness and in the identification of individualized targets related to recovery. Environmental data ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2020, 15(9):e0238498]

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Digital Health Around Clinical High Risk and First-Episode Psychosis.

Philip Henson, Hannah Wisniewski, Charles Stromeyer Iv, John Torous,

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:This review aims to examine relapse definitions and risk factors in psychosis as well as the role of technology in relapse predictions and risk modeling. RECENT FINDINGS:There is currently no standard definition for relapse. Therefore, there is a need for data models that can account for the variety ... Read more >>

Curr Psychiatry Rep (Current psychiatry reports)
[2020, 22(11):58]

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Digital technology for management of severe mental disorders in low-income and middle-income countries.

Rutvij Merchant, John Torous, Elena Rodriguez-Villa, John A Naslund,

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Increasingly, digital technologies, especially mobile telecommunications and smartphone apps, are seen as a novel tool for managing severe mental disorders (SMDs) in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there is a need to identify best practices in the use of digital technologies to effectively reach, support, and manage ... Read more >>

Curr Opin Psychiatry (Current opinion in psychiatry)
[2020, 33(5):501-507]

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Impact of Collateral on Emergency Department Length of Stay in College-Aged Patients.

Varsha Radhakrishnan, Sumita Sharma, Christopher Baca, John Torous, Elizabeth Dunn,

This study evaluated the efficacy of a collaborative intervention between hospitals and universities to decrease the length of stay (LOS) in the Emergency Department (ED) for college students. The hypothesis was that university collateral would decrease LOS in the ED. A retrospective chart review was performed for 834 consults in ... Read more >>

Psychiatr Q (The Psychiatric quarterly)
[2020, 91(3):761-768]

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Sharing clinical notes, and placebo and nocebo effects: Can documentation affect patient health?

Charlotte R Blease, Tom Delbanco, John Torous, Moa Ponten, Catherine M DesRoches, Maria Hagglund, Jan Walker, Irving Kirsch,

This paper connects findings from the field of placebo studies with research into patients' interactions with their clinician's visit notes, housed in their electronic health records. We propose specific hypotheses about how features of clinicians' written notes might trigger mechanisms of placebo and nocebo effects to elicit positive or adverse ... Read more >>

J Health Psychol (Journal of health psychology)
[2020, :1359105320948588]

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Technology Evaluation and Assessment Criteria for Health Apps (TEACH-Apps): Pilot Study.

Erica Camacho, Liza Hoffman, Sarah Lagan, Elena Rodriguez-Villa, Natali Rauseo-Ricupero, Hannah Wisniewski, Philip Henson, John Torous,

BACKGROUND:Despite the emergence of app evaluation tools, there remains no well-defined process receptive to diverse local needs, rigorous standards, and current content. The need for such a process to assist in the implementation of app evaluation across all medical fields is evident. Such a process has the potential to increase ... Read more >>

J Med Internet Res (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2020, 22(8):e18346]

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A pilot study using ecological momentary assessment via smartphone application to identify adolescent problematic internet use.

Meredith Gansner, Melanie Nisenson, Nicholas Carson, John Torous,

For some youth, pathologic Internet use can cause significant distress and dysfunction, a phenomenon known as Problematic Internet Use (PIU). PIU has been associated with poorer health outcomes in adolescents with existing psychiatric illness but understanding PIU has been challenging due to research methodologies using cross-sectional, self-report data. This study ... Read more >>

Psychiatry Res (Psychiatry research)
[2020, 293:113428]

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Actionable health app evaluation: translating expert frameworks into objective metrics.

Sarah Lagan, Patrick Aquino, Margaret R Emerson, Karen Fortuna, Robert Walker, John Torous,

As use and availability of mobile health apps have increased, so too has the need for a thorough, accessible framework for app evaluation. The American Psychiatric Association's app evaluation model has emerged as a way to critically assess an app by considering accessibility, privacy and security, clinical foundation, engagement, and ... Read more >>

NPJ Digit Med (NPJ digital medicine)
[2020, 3:100]

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Social Media Reveals Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Koustuv Saha, John Torous, Eric Caine, Munmun De Choudhury,

Abstract Background The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused several disruptions in personal and collective lives worldwide. The uncertainties surrounding the pandemic have also led to multi-faceted mental health concerns, which can be exacerbated with precautionary measures such as social distancing and self-quarantining, as well as societal impacts ... Read more >>

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Cognition in Context: Understanding the Everyday Predictors of Cognitive Performance in a New Era of Measurement.

Emma Weizenbaum, John Torous, Daniel Fulford,

BACKGROUND:Research suggests that variability in attention and working memory scores, as seen across time points, may be a sensitive indicator of impairment compared with a singular score at one point in time. Given that fluctuation in cognitive performance is a meaningful metric of real-world function and trajectory, it is valuable ... Read more >>

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (JMIR mHealth and uHealth)
[2020, 8(7):e14328]

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Health Information Technology Resources to Support Measurement-Based Care.

John Torous, Adam C Powell, Elena Rodriguez-Villa,

To increase utilization and convert health information technology into measurement-based care, this article highlights 4 criteria and actions that help distinguish successful mobile mental health interventions: first, interest: draw on pervading interest in mobile mental health; second, engagement: offer personalized design features and recommendations; third, specificity and simplicity: provide simple, ... Read more >>

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am (Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America)
[2020, 29(4):763-773]

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