«How would you react if your phone could predict mood swings? Or if your partner received a notification from a digital app every time you take antidepressants? These are not hypothetical scenarios: for example, TypingDNA, like a weather forecast, provides a forecast of mental well-being, and in 2017 in the USA the use of a digital pill, which can be tracked for yourself and others, was approved.»

«Before the pandemic of SARS-Cov-2, digital aid advocates fiercely promoted the efficiency of technology to provide mental medical care. However, since 2020, the whole world has adjusted to the quarantine regime — and against the background of the digitization of our lives, the shock has confidently turned into a push. In an environment of social isolation, job insecurity, grief over the loss of nearest and dearest, limited access to medical care in clinics, people have turned to the market of digital alternatives. The very beginning of the pandemic was characterized by a real boom in downloads of mental health and wellness apps. For two years, digital mental health technologies have played an important role in increasing investment and the arrival of “professional players” in this field. Over time, such invasive technologies can become a real alternative to visiting certified therapists or psychiatrists.»

Article written by Bekey