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The future is in our hands: The role of mobile phones in the prevention and management of mental disorders:

The future is in our hands: The role of mobile phones in the prevention and management of mental... 471441 ANP47210.1177/0004867412471441ANZJP PerspectivesProudfoot Viewpoint Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47(2) 111 –113 The future is in our hands: The role of DOI: 10.1177/0004867412471441 © The Royal Australian and mobile phones in the prevention and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2012 Reprints and permission: management of mental disorders sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav anp.sagepub.com Judith Proudfoot Mobile phones lend themselves to self-report or clinical interviews. Relying or internal states, and the program mental health care. Widely used on retrospective recall or compliance provides personalised information, across ages, incomes and cultures, with paper diaries can be problematic support or therapy in real-time. An they are also personal, location inde- and validity is often compromised. example is ‘myCompass’, an interac- pendent, carried on the person, usu- (Stone et al., 2003). With mobile tive program tailored to individual ally turned on, and often connected to phones, by comparison, information can users with depression, anxiety and the Internet. As such, they offer be collected in real-time, multiple times stress (Harrison et al., 2011). The unique opportunities for accessing a day, as people go about their everyday program provides self-monitoring health information, monitoring pro- activities. SMS reminders can be sent as assistance, prompts and reminders, gress, receiving http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry SAGE

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0004-8674
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471441 ANP47210.1177/0004867412471441ANZJP PerspectivesProudfoot Viewpoint Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47(2) 111 –113 The future is in our hands: The role of DOI: 10.1177/0004867412471441 © The Royal Australian and mobile phones in the prevention and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2012 Reprints and permission: management of mental disorders sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav anp.sagepub.com Judith Proudfoot Mobile phones lend themselves to self-report or clinical interviews. Relying or internal states, and the program mental health care. Widely used on retrospective recall or compliance provides personalised information, across ages, incomes and cultures, with paper diaries can be problematic support or therapy in real-time. An they are also personal, location inde- and validity is often compromised. example is ‘myCompass’, an interac- pendent, carried on the person, usu- (Stone et al., 2003). With mobile tive program tailored to individual ally turned on, and often connected to phones, by comparison, information can users with depression, anxiety and the Internet. As such, they offer be collected in real-time, multiple times stress (Harrison et al., 2011). The unique opportunities for accessing a day, as people go about their everyday program provides self-monitoring health information, monitoring pro- activities. SMS reminders can be sent as assistance, prompts and reminders, gress, receiving

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of PsychiatrySAGE

Published: Feb 4, 2013

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