depression

It's Complicated: Our Relationship with Social Media

For many people, the post-holiday season can be a challenging time of year. For those struggling with depression, loss or loneliness, postings on social media of the perfect gift received or party attended can make these challenges seem even worse. Though social media can help us feel connected or lift our spirits, viewing images of joyful togetherness may increase our feelings of isolation or remind us of what we don’t have.

Using Telehealth to Treat Depression--Does One Size Fit All?

Telehealth—meeting with a health care provider over the internet—is being increasingly used. Does this approach work for psychological health care? Does using telehealth for depression treatment work as well as going to a clinician’s office? The intuitive answer to this question is, “no.”

Pokemon GO: An Annoying Win for Mental Health

As both a psychologist and a gamer, I’m thrilled with the success of the mobile app Pokemon GO, the location-based, augmented reality game where players use their smartphones to locate virtual Pokemon characters in real-world locations. I’m guessing that you’re either playing the game yourself or have run across players. And I mean that literally: the game can be so absorbing that players walk into pedestrians, crash into police cars and have even been robbed. Sounds annoying, right?

What People Say About the T2 Mood Tracker App

Nothing’s more persuasive than a review from someone who’s actually used a product. Here at T2, we welcome comments from those who use our free psychological health apps, even to let us know that a feature doesn’t work right or that a new update made their data vanish (oops—sorry!). We need that type of information so we can fix things and make our products better. But we love hearing about when things work, and when our apps help people’s lives. This week we continue a series of blogs featuring what people like about T2’s apps.

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