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New Study Shows Limited Effects When Mental Disorders are Only Treated with Smartphone Apps

The number of available apps for mental health is steadily increasing in the app stores. In principle, apps could be a low-threshold, anonymous, time- and location-independent and cost-effective supplement to traditional mental health treatment options, but their effectiveness is still largely unclear.

Special Issue published: WHO World Mental Health International College Student Initiative

Recently, a special issue focusing on the WHO World Mental Health International College Student initiative and its research findings was published in the renown International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research.

Was Eysenck Right?

About 65 years ago, German-British psychologist Hans-Jürgen Eysenck (1916-1997) caused a great stir with a paper in which he questioned the effectiveness of psychotherapy. Patients, according to Eysenck, are often better off after some time had passed, even without treatment -psychotherapy is thus ascribed a healing effect that is not caused by it.