Psychological interventions

Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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Another Advance in Digital Medicine

This week the FDA approved the first “smart pill” that senses when it’s been taken, sends data to wearable patch. Manufactured by Proteus Digital Health, the ingestible sensor which is about 1 square millimeter and made out of silicon and ingredients found in food, can be embedded in a pill and swallowed. Fluids in the […]

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Psychological Interventions Can Improve Chronic Pain

A presentation at the “Pain In Europe“, 7th Congress of the European Federation of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Chapters in Hamburg, Germany reported yesterday that “psychological interventions can mitigate chronic pain, improve the patients’ quality of life and prevent a spiral of ever-increasing disability. But they are only helpful if they […]

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