AI technology is being used to strengthen mental health care in many areas. If you have a mental health challenge, your doctors and counselors may use it, and they may also recommend you use AI technology at home.
There are almost 300 mental illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. AI technology can be used to suggest to professionals possible disorders based on the patient’s symptoms. Patients can also use it to report their symptoms when it is difficult to get in to see a professional.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apps
Apps can be used to promote well-being. Many of these apps help patients practice cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and can be used to track adherence to prescribed techniques. These programs sometimes have a peer-support element.
Cognitive Restructuring Apps
If you have a mental health condition that often causes you to think negatively, these apps can help you have a more positive mindset. Furthermore, they can help you and your mental health professionals track if specific activities preclude negative thoughts. They can also help you recognize when your thinking is starting to change.
Medication apps can remind you when it is time to take your medication. Therefore, you are more likely to take it on time, and it may work better because it will be in your bloodstream when needed.
Mindfulness apps can help people reduce stress by reminding them to be present in the moment. Most mindfulness apps are meditation apps. Often, this results in less judgment of others and lower fatigue levels.
Many types of AI technology can help promote well-being, but they are not a replacement for getting professional help when needed. Call our office to set up an appointment today. Telehealth appointments are available for those who find it challenging to get into our offices.