Technology Driving Mental Health Care into the Future
- Dr. John Strauss and Dr. Marco Battaglia of CAMH’s Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression are leading one of the world’s first studies to monitor youth depression using mobile and wearable technology. Sleep patterns, physical activity and social interaction will be tracked to pinpoint changes that could indicate depression risks.
- CAMH researchers are studying whether an online mindfulness-based therapy, offered via smartphones and combined with personal health coaching phone calls, may be effective in treating youth with depression.
- An international team is analyzing speech patterns to better understand and prevent psychosis. In collaboration with IBM Watson in the U.S., the researchers are looking for differences that may be markers of psychosis risk.