mental health

Can chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Can chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Stressed out? Need to talk? Turning to a chatbot for emotional support might help, research from Michigan State University shows.

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

The Scar Free Foundation has launched a research programme that aims to revolutionise surgeons’ ability to reconstruct nose and ear cartilage in patients affected by facial difference.

A mental health app for young people

A mental health app for young people

A computer cames graduate has helped a tech start-up to develop a new augmented reality app which provides round-the-clock mental health support to young people.

Olfactory VR show promise for mental health practices

Olfactory VR show promise for mental health practices

New research on Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) paints a clearer picture for clinical psychiatrists about how it could be used to safely and effectively help mental health and mood disorders.

Smart device-based electronic platform monitor mental health

Smart device-based electronic platform monitor mental health

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress.

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers use virtual reality to reach youth

Researchers found that patients participating in VR sessions experienced reduced levels of anxiety and depression.

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