Dr Richard Dobson joined The Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast on how technology is being increasingly used to treat mental illness.

From Fitbits that monitor the sleep patterns of patients with schizophrenia and apps that help you manage your mood to online therapy sessions, tech is increasingly being seen as a viable alternative to traditional health and wellbeing techniques.

But is it too good to be true? What are the benefits, and what are the risks?

Nathalie Nahai is joined to discuss by psychotherapist Gillian Isaacs Russell, author of new book Screen Relations: The Limits of Computer-Mediated Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Dr Richard Dobson from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health and the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research; psychologist and author Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic; and the Guardian tech team’s Hannah Jane-Parkinson.

Source: The Guardian.

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