In this week’s edition, we would like to draw your attention to the use of connected devices to enhance the approach to mental disorders. The featured article, recently published in Le Temps, highlights the promises and advantages of this new technology.
Mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders, affect millions of people worldwide. Their diagnosis and treatment require a profound understanding of symptoms and regular adaptation of therapies. This is where connected devices come into play.
Thanks to their ability to continuously collect and analyze physiological and behavioural data, such as heart rate, stress levels, and sleep patterns, connected devices offer an unprecedented opportunity to better understand mental disorders and adjust interventions accordingly. Patients can benefit from more precise, personalized, and real-time monitoring, allowing healthcare professionals to adjust treatments more effectively.
However, it is essential to emphasize that the use of connected devices should not replace a human and personalized approach to mental health. As a society, we must seize the opportunities offered by technological advancements while establishing strong ethical safeguards. The combination of artificial intelligence, data collection, and clinical expertise has the potential to revolutionize our approach to mental disorders.
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Your Swiss Digital Health team