Mental Health Apps (October)

Date of Issue: 10/01/2019 | Volume: 17 | Number: 10

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Prescription apps have arrived, and they can “treat” everything from substance use disorders to ADHD. Dr. Torous teaches us how to use these gadgets within a therapeutic relationship. FDA approved meds for low libido in women are put in perspective and an anti-inflammatory for depression get a thumbs up.

In This Issue


Highlights From This Issue

Topics: Addyi | Depression | Health Apps | Low libido | Vyleesi

Quick hits on what you’ll find in this issue.

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Clinical Update

Treating Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Topics: Addyi | Alternative treatments | Bupropion | Complimentary treatments | Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder | Female Issues in Psychiatry | natural treatments | Sex Therapy | Vyleesi

There are two FDA approved treatments for low libido in women. In this article, we explain why they are not our first choice.

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Expert Q&A

Using Mental Health Apps

Topics: Behavior therapy | Brief psychotherapy | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Free Articles | Health Apps | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

Prescription apps have arrived, but Dr. Torous reminds us that the key ingredient in a mental health app is something we’ve been using all along: the therapeutic relationship.

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News of Note

FDA Approves a Hormonal Injection for Low Libido in Women

Topics: Addyi | Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder | Female Issues in Psychiatry | Low libido | Sexual Dysfunction | Vyleesi | Women’s Issues in Psychiatry

Vyleesi is FDA approved for low libido in women, but its modest benefits and significant risks give us pause.

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Research Update

Anti-Inflammatories as Antidepressants?

Topics: Antidepressants | Depression | Inflammation | Novel Medications | Treatment-Resistant Depression

A host of anti-inflammatory medicines are effective in treatment-resistant depression, particularly celecoxib.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Mental Health Apps, TCPR, October 2019

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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