Towards a Framework for Evaluating Mobile Mental Health Apps.

  title={Towards a Framework for Evaluating Mobile Mental Health Apps.},
  author={Steven Richard Chan and John Torous and Ladson Hinton and Peter M. Yellowlees},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  volume={21 12},
INTRODUCTION Mobile phones are ubiquitous in society and owned by a majority of psychiatric patients, including those with severe mental illness. Their versatility as a platform can extend mental health services in the areas of communication, self-monitoring, self-management, diagnosis, and treatment. However, the efficacy and reliability of publicly available applications (apps) have yet to be demonstrated. Numerous articles have noted the need for rigorous evaluation of the efficacy and… CONTINUE READING
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