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Technology takes on mental illness

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Article by Rebecca Northfield.

In times like these, technology seems to be helping us maintain our wellbeing, despite social isolation. Beyond personal use, how is it being applied to improve the state of mental health today?

According to the World Health Organisation, one in four people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability.

In these coronavirus-affected times, mental health is likely to be affected, putting extra strain on already-under-pressure healthcare services. However, technology-assisted treatment is being developed that can maintain people’s wellbeing, or at least help. […]

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