Archive for 'Technology'

Beware the digital zombie generation

Beware the digital zombie generation

As winter drags on, it is easy to become isolated and alone. With so much conflict in society, it is understandable if you want to retreat into yourself, maybe find shelter from all the threats of [...]

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Australian scientists have made an “exciting” discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A study conducted by researchers [...]

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has [...]

Socialising, Mental Health And Stress Relief: Why Aussies Play Video Games

Socialising, Mental Health And Stress Relief: Why Aussies Play Video Games

Kids and adults, young and old, for recreation and for rehabilitation – video games are now firmly cemented into the daily lives of Australians, with new research showing 67 per cent of us are gaming. Smashing [...]

Medibio boss intends to hit mental illness hard

Medibio boss intends to hit mental illness hard

Jack Cosentino says he is an “impatient CEO” and the hectic pace he has set in his first five months as head of biotech Medibio — overhauling management, refreshing the board and sacking unwanted shareholders — [...]

How technology is changing drug addiction treatment

How technology is changing drug addiction treatment

Treating drug addiction with psychotherapy could perhaps be considered the most human activity on the planet. Yet, it now seems technology is fundamentally changing the way we think about drug addiction and its treatment. New apps, [...]

A woman’s tweet about taking a mental health day went viral. Here’s why it shouldn’t have

A woman’s tweet about taking a mental health day went viral. Here’s why it shouldn’t have

The Internet is fixated on a boss’s reply to an employee who took time off for her mental health, and the viral response reveals much of what is right and wrong about mental health care in America. [...]

Mobile phone health apps: how useful are they really?

Mobile phone health apps: how useful are they really?

Have you turned to a mobile app to manage or improve your health? Apps that claim to treat everything from pimples to depression appeal to the anxiety many of us harbour about our health. But how [...]

Mental health: Online service for remote patients

Mental health: Online service for remote patients

  RESIDENTS in regional and rural Australia can for the first time consult a psychiatrist from the comfort of their own home thanks for a new online service. The Dokotela service allows people in remote areas [...]

The social media app ranked the worst for mental health in young people

The social media app ranked the worst for mental health in young people

Instagram has earned the title of the worst social media app for mental health in young people. As part of a UK-based survey of almost 1500 residents aged between 14 and 24, participants were asked to [...]