Originally presented at Stanford Medicine X conference in 2015
- Steven Chan, UC Davis ( @StevenChanMD, www.stevenchanmd.com)
- Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis, ATA Boardmember
- Arshya Vahabzadeh, American Psychiatric Association Incoming Chair of Communications
- John Torous, Harvard University
- Josef I. Ruzek, Stanford University and National Center for PTSD
Persons suffering from depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric diseases have difficulty with today’s fragmented mental health system. What if mental health support could be more accessible, optimize wellness, enable global reach, and empower all patients?
Mobile, wearable, smart informatics, and video technology will transform the delivery of mental healthcare over the next decade. The resulting physiological, psychological, and behavioral metrics and real-time capturing of data will help advance our knowledge of mood disorders, cognitive disorders, and psychotic disorders. We will discuss the future of telemedicine, mobile, and digital mental health in delivering care to those dealing with mild everyday stress to those with serious mental illness. Extending the reach of psychologists, psychiatrists, and other therapists can powerfully improve wellness. Our expert panel will discuss this plus emerging future technologies that can educate, empower, and enrich everyone’s lives.