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Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care

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Interesting. It certainly would simplify things: no need to figure out an assortment of Apps or agree on which one to use, etc.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Issues

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This January 30, 2015 article on the Psych Central website talks about emerging data  in a recent study that seems to show that mental health professionals prefer text messaging over apps when it comes to mobile communication from their clients mainly because the data suggests that people with mental illnesses are more likely to use text messaging then they are to use an app.

Texting on a qwerty keypad phone Texting on a qwerty keypad phone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 Comments on Texts Rather than Apps for Mental Health Care

  1. As a mental health professional I do prefer my client text me directly. I have yet to have a client abuse it.

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    • It has been my sense that we have held on to strict boundaries left over from a more psychoanalytic and heirarchic period. It need som ereassessment, in an age when patients call the shots for the most part, and rapport has such crucial value. Thanks for your comment – Greg


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