Mobile phones as medical devices in mental disorder treatment: an overview

  title={Mobile phones as medical devices in mental disorder treatment: an overview},
  author={Franz Gravenhorst and Amir Muaremi and Jakob Eyvind Bardram and Agnes Gr{\"u}nerbl and Oscar Mayora-Ibarra and Gabriel Wurzer and Mads Frost and Venet Osmani and Bert Arnrich and Paul Lukowicz and Gerhard Tr{\"o}ster},
  journal={Personal and Ubiquitous Computing},
Mental disorders can have a significant, negative impact on sufferers’ lives, as well as on their friends and family, healthcare systems and other parts of society. Approximately 25 % of all people in Europe and the USA experience a mental disorder at least once in their lifetime. Currently, monitoring mental disorders relies on subjective clinical self-reporting rating scales, which were developed more than 50 years ago. In this paper, we discuss how mobile phones can support the treatment of… CONTINUE READING
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