About this episode's guest:

Dr. John Torous (@johntorousmd), is director of the digital psychiatry division, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital. He is active in investigating the potential of mobile mental health technologies for psychiatry and has published over 75 peer reviewed articles and 5 books chapters on the topic. He serves as editor-in-chief for an academic journal on technology and mental health, JMIR Mental Health, currently leads the American Psychiatric Association’s work group on the evaluation of smartphone apps, and is an advisor to the smartphone mood study within the NIH's one million person All of Us research program.


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Digital Psychiatry guidance


American Psychiatry Association's App Evaluation Model
The APA's recommended model that will help you make an informed decision on whether an app is right for you and your patients.

PTSD Coach
PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The app was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology. It is mentioned in the podcast as an example of an app that measures well against privacy, usability and evidence criteria


Randomized clinical trial of computerized and clinician-driven CBT in comparison with standard outpatient treatment for substance use disorders: Primary within-treatment and follow-up outcomes


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