In: Apps

Better Sleep with SHUTi – Gina
May 27, 2017

Using Shuti to Get Better Sleep Better sleep is a priority for many of the people I see. Recently I’ve started…

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Sleep Apps and Wearable Devices
April 19, 2017

Many of the people I see complain of poor quality sleep, and a number of them have tired using various sleep…

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Smartphone Apps for Bipolar
April 10, 2017

How good are smartphone apps for bipolar? A 2015 journal article provides details of a careful review of 82 apps providing…

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Facebook Friends May Save Your Life
January 21, 2017

Facebook friends may help you live longer. This is the surprising result of a recent study that received a lot of…

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Depression and Reward Insensitivity
December 10, 2016

Why do some people get depressed and what can be done about it? Studies of brain response to rewards suggests that there…

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Technology and Bipolar
November 26, 2016

Colin Depp recently gave a presentation on technology and bipolar as part of the excellent International Society for Bipolar Disorders monthly (free)…

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Smartphone Mood Tracking Startup
August 21, 2016

One of the most powerful ways of improving the outcomes of psychiatric treatment for depression is mood tracking, but for many…

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Sleep Apps Reviewed by the New York Times
July 19, 2016

Apps to monitor and improve sleep were recently reviewed in the New York Times. Using an app to try to improve…

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Online Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Depression
July 17, 2016

“If only I could get a good night’s sleep my mood would be much better.” Many people who suffer from chronic…

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Kip Health – App for Collaboration
February 23, 2016

This week one of my fellow psychiatrists in San Francisco and one of my patients both suggested that I check out…

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar
November 26, 2015

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for bipolar may reduce anxiety and bolster emotional stability As with many psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder isn’t…

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Apps and Links Updated
November 7, 2015

I have just been a couple of hours updating the apps and links page on this site. There are a lot more…

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Self Affirmations by Songify
October 17, 2015

A good friend and colleague suggested a new technique for “self affirmations.” A technique which makes something that can seem ponderous,…

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Mind Maps and Post Its
September 26, 2015

Stuck with a problem that you can’t figure out? Having trouble generating ideas? One of the things that the mind is…

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Facebook Causes Depression
May 26, 2015

How Can Facebook Usage Cause Depression? Today, social technology is commonplace. It’s practically unavoidable, and we rarely think of it as…

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Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

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Mindfulness Apps
March 3, 2015

Mindfulness apps have intrigued us for years. The New York Times recently two mindfulness apps. I was pleased to see that the…

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Getting Things Done
January 9, 2015

One of the perennial challenges for anyone with problems with depression or mood swings, and perhaps for anyone in our increasingly…

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App that Predicts Mania
June 6, 2014

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist, Melvin McInnis, is…

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Managing Tasks without Pain
April 20, 2014

A young woman who is attending architecture school mentioned a sudden dip in mood that happened the previous evening.   She told…

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