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Computers in talk-based mental health interventions

David Coyle, Gavin Doherty, Mark Matthews, John Sharry
2007 Interacting with computers  
Computer technologies offer the potential to fundamentally change the process of talk-based mental health care (MHC) .  ...  Previous uses of technology in mental health interventions In this section, we provide a review of previous research on technology in talk-based MHIs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2007.02.001 fatcat:qeo7afucxnh2rp7k2rbem47nhm

Computer Use and Attitudes Towards Computerised Therapy Amongst Young People and Parents Attending Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Paul Stallard, Sophie Velleman, Thomas Richardson
2010 Child and Adolescent Mental Health  
Mental health professionals need to be aware of young people's online help-seeking behaviour in order to correct inaccuracies and maximise uptake of computerised therapy.  ...  A self-report survey of 37 young people and 31 parents using Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  ...  Young person attitudes to computerised and internet based mental health programmes Young people were asked whether they would be interested in using a computer programme to help them with their worries  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1475-3588.2009.00540.x pmid:32847246 fatcat:33tzrbilebdkli4kx5tvxc3hde

Randomized trial of brief, web-based interventions to motivate smokers with schizophrenia (Preprint)

Mary Brunette, Joelle Ferron, Susan McGurk, Jill Williams, Amy Harrington, Timothy Devitt, Haiyi Xie
2019 JMIR Mental Health  
shortages and competing demands in mental health clinics.  ...  In-person motivational interventions increase engagement with evidence-based cessation treatments among smokers with schizophrenia, but access to such interventions can be limited because of workforce  ...  Conditions Web-based motivational intervention Let's Talk About Smoking, is a web-based intervention tailored for smokers with severe mental illnesses and designed to increase motivation to quit smoking  ... 
doi:10.2196/16524 pmid:32039811 pmcid:PMC7055792 fatcat:im5iu5nr2jcjffdirp23ocf3zm

Maintaining reality: Relational agents for antipsychotic medication adherence

Timothy W. Bickmore, Kathryn Puskar, Elizabeth A. Schlenk, Laura M. Pfeifer, Susan M. Sereika
2010 Interacting with computers  
We discuss special considerations in designing interventions for this patient population, and challenges in developing and evaluating conversational agents in the mental health domain.  ...  We describe an animated, conversational computer agent designed to promote antipsychotic medication adherence among patients with Schizophrenia.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by a grant from Eli Lilly and Company; Center for Research in Chronic Disorders (P 30 NR003924).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.intcom.2010.02.001 fatcat:fj42nnjutfhblgzjttzazttyhe

Evaluating workforce developments to support children of mentally ill parents: implementing new interventions in the adult mental healthcare in Northern Norway

Charlotte Reedtz, Camilla Lauritzen, Karin T M van Doesum
2012 BMJ Open  
The intervention Child Talks is a health-promoting and preventive intervention where the mental health workers talk with the family about the situation of the children and their needs.  ...  The impact of the intervention Child Talks will be evaluated in terms of actual changes of clinical practice among mental health workers in the clinic, as well as expectations regarding the interventions  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000709 pmid:22556160 pmcid:PMC3346943 fatcat:6enxtfbx5ve5nf2kmcprr5xrxe

Engaging with mental health: a global challenge [article]

David Coyle, Mark Matthews, Gavin Doherty, John Sharry
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Using the metrics of the World Health Organisation, the Global Burden of Disease Study has found that mental health difficulties are currently the leading cause of disability in developed countries [1]  ...  Directions for future research on mental health technologies are also identified.  ...  Access/capacity constraints: traditional mental health intervention strategies, particularly talk-based strategies, are time and resource intensive.  ... 
arXiv:1307.3174v1 fatcat:lumcyi5sxrdk3kpggctib7jnam

Developing an Australian-first recovery model for parents in Victorian mental health and family services: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Darryl Maybery, Melinda Goodyear, Andrea Reupert, Jade Sheen, Warren Cann, Kim Dalziel, Phillip Tchernagovski, Brendan O'Hanlon, Henry von Doussa
2017 BMC Psychiatry  
A considerable number of people with a mental illness are parents caring for dependent children.  ...  health and family support agencies along with many parents, children and carers from families where a parent has a mental illness.  ...  Funding This project was funded by The State Government of Victoria (Australia) under the Victorian Mental Illness Research Fund.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12888-017-1357-4 pmid:28549427 pmcid:PMC5446721 fatcat:eahgbbrxwbcarntz3oamulp6km

Key Considerations for Incorporating Conversational AI in Psychotherapy

Adam S. Miner, Nigam Shah, Kim D. Bullock, Bruce A. Arnow, Jeremy Bailenson, Jeff Hancock
2019 Frontiers in Psychiatry  
In this viewpoint, we introduce four approaches to AI-human integration in mental health service delivery.  ...  Conversational artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way mental health care is delivered.  ...  For example, innovations in computer science (e.g., natural language processing and machine learning) are being used to assess language patterns of successful crisis interventions in text-based mental  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00746 pmid:31681047 pmcid:PMC6813224 fatcat:rma44sl67fcsjlmo6hbvyobwtm

Using technology to scale-up training and supervision of community health workers in the psychosocial management of perinatal depression: a non-inferiority, randomized controlled trial

Atif Rahman, Parveen Akhtar, Syed Usman Hamdani, Najia Atif, Huma Nazir, Iftikhar Uddin, Anum Nisar, Zille Huma, Joanna Maselko, Siham Sikander, Shamsa Zafar
2019 Global Mental Health  
Background.The Thinking Healthy Programme (THP) is an evidence-based psychological intervention endorsed by the World Health Organization, tailored for non-specialist health workers in low- and middle-income  ...  Eighty community health workers (called Lady Health Workers or LHWs) were randomly assigned to either TACTS or conventional face-to-face training and supervision by a specialist.  ...  Acknowledgements We are thankful to the Provincial and District Lady Health Workers Programme, KPK, particularly Dr Fahim Khan, Mr Khalid Khan, Mr Zahid Noor, Dr Said Khan, and Declaration of Interest  ... 
doi:10.1017/gmh.2019.7 pmid:31157115 pmcid:PMC6533850 fatcat:6xpkxqu3s5gulntcmydqpdlkom

Conversational Agents in the Treatment of Mental Health Problems: Mixed-Method Systematic Review

Hannah Gaffney, Warren Mansell, Sara Tai
2019 JMIR Mental Health  
The use of conversational agent interventions (including chatbots and robots) in mental health is growing at a fast pace.  ...  This study aimed to review the use of conversational agent interventions in the treatment of mental health problems.  ...  .58 (SD 9.56); BADS-AC gg Significantly improved positive mental health (WHO-5-J) effect size d=0.09, P=.02 in intervention group compared with control post intervention; significantly reduced negative  ... 
doi:10.2196/14166 pmid:31628789 pmcid:PMC6914342 fatcat:nrs5moyrfrderigjorlwivifhu

Supporting Therapeutic Relationships and Communication about Mental Health [article]

David Coyle, Gavin Doherty
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Over the past ten years we (David Coyle and Gavin Doherty) have designed and evaluated a wide range to systems that provide support for psychological (or talk- based) mental health interventions [3].  ...  Effective communication and strong therapeutic relationships are critical to successful mental health interventions.  ...  In sessions a therapist and adolescent sit together at a computer. Rather than talking face-to-face with the adolescent, the therapist acts as a partner in their exploration of the game world.  ... 
arXiv:1307.3164v1 fatcat:zdutt3itrnhqrfmsvswadm7hom

Young men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology: implications for the development of online mental health services

Louise A Ellis, Philippa Collin, Patrick J Hurley, Tracey A Davenport, Jane M Burns, Ian B Hickie
2013 BMC Psychiatry  
This mixed-methods study was designed to explore young Australian men's attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health and technology use to inform the development of online mental health services  ...  Conclusions: The key challenge for online mental health services is to design interventions specifically for young men that are action-based, focus on shifting behaviour and stigma, and are not simply  ...  The authors wish to thank the young men who took part in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-244x-13-119 pmid:23601273 pmcid:PMC3651363 fatcat:im44bc5hjfdjfe3s6fbamwx7ge

Implementing new routines in adult mental health care to identify and support children of mentally ill parents

Camilla Lauritzen, Charlotte Reedtz, Karin TM Van Doesum, Monica Martinussen
2014 BMC Health Services Research  
The sample (N = 219 at pre-test and N = 185 at post-test) included mental health professionals in the largest hospital in the region, who responded to a web-based survey on the routines of the services  ...  The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the process of implementing new routines in adult mental health services to identify and support children of mentally ill parents.  ...  The study was funded by the Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare at the University of Tromsø, Norway. Author details  ... 
doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-58 pmid:24507566 pmcid:PMC4015279 fatcat:lwybjnu3vnea3btqmlegd3njpy

Feasibility and effectiveness of a telephone-based social support intervention for informal caregivers of people with dementia: Study protocol of the TALKING TIME project

Martin Berwig, Martin Nikolaus Dichter, Bernd Albers, Katharina Wermke, Diana Trutschel, Swantje Seismann-Petersen, Margareta Halek
2017 BMC Health Services Research  
The TALKING TIME project aims to close this supply gap by providing structured telephone-based support groups in Germany for the first time.  ...  The control group will receive the TALKING TIME intervention after T 1 .  ...  caregivers, e.g., a weak broadband network in rural areas, worries of the informal caregivers regarding computer technology and worries related to the intervention procedures in general [25] .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2231-2 pmid:28415999 pmcid:PMC5392929 fatcat:kouw3ywwxvdahfnffi7q2tklmy

Exploratory evaluations of a computer game supporting cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescents

David Coyle, Nicola McGlade, Gavin Doherty, Gary O'Reilly
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '11  
TECHNOLOGY IN TALK-BASED MENTAL HEALTHCARE Early research on mental health technologies was largely led by mental health researchers and focused on electronic contact as an extension of face-to-face communication  ...  Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in research on the use of technology to support psychological or talk-based interventions [12, 24] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/1978942.1979378 dblp:conf/chi/CoyleMDO11 fatcat:d4dr2tzrpraphi2vgvb3ho5x34
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