Category Archives: Social Media

Using FB posts to Predict Clinical Depression

Research shows that language used in FB posts that include factors such as emotion, interpersonal relations, and cognitive processes, may be used to predict clinical depression. Can this help us to identify at risk patients and get them the care

Using FB posts to Predict Clinical Depression

Research shows that language used in FB posts that include factors such as emotion, interpersonal relations, and cognitive processes, may be used to predict clinical depression. Can this help us to identify at risk patients and get them the care

Using Video Games To Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are marked by avoidance of activities that produce fear but its hard to measure a behavior that is not performed. So, researchers developed a game where participants have to move between images that cause fear or safety in

Using Video Games To Treat Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are marked by avoidance of activities that produce fear but its hard to measure a behavior that is not performed. So, researchers developed a game where participants have to move between images that cause fear or safety in

Using Technology for Mental Health and Wellness

There are now new ways to improve mental health through your smart phone. Woebot is a free chatbot app for users when they are feeling down or depressed, but it is not a real person, just a scripted robot. If

Using Technology for Mental Health and Wellness

There are now new ways to improve mental health through your smart phone. Woebot is a free chatbot app for users when they are feeling down or depressed, but it is not a real person, just a scripted robot. If

Virtual Reality Apps in Children’s Hospitals

A new initiative called DRIVE (Digital, Research, Informatics, and Virtual Environments), is being implemented at a children’s hospital in London, where pediatric patients can use a virtual reality app to distract themselves during treatment . This can make a long

Virtual Reality Apps in Children’s Hospitals

A new initiative called DRIVE (Digital, Research, Informatics, and Virtual Environments), is being implemented at a children’s hospital in London, where pediatric patients can use a virtual reality app to distract themselves during treatment . This can make a long

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Schools Should Help Kids Learn Healthy Social Media Habits

Should a curriculum on the “emotional side of social media” be taught at schools? England’s children’s commissioner says yes, children are over-dependent on chasing “likes” and worrying about their image. Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42563173

Schools Should Help Kids Learn Healthy Social Media Habits

Should a curriculum on the “emotional side of social media” be taught at schools? England’s children’s commissioner says yes, children are over-dependent on chasing “likes” and worrying about their image. Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-42563173