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

Vyleesi and Addyi are FDA approved for low libido in women, but their benefits are modest and their risks give us pause. A host of anti-inflammatory medicines are effective in treatment-resistant depression, particularly celecoxib. Prescription apps have arrived, but Dr. Torous reminds us that the key ingredient in a mental health app is the therape

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Expert Q&A

Using Mental Health Apps

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

TCPR: Computer-assisted therapies have been around for decades. What makes mental health apps different?Dr. Torous: Computers have been used to support psychotherapy in many forms—email, video conferencing, texting, and online or desktop programs. Mental health apps take this to another level because they work through a device that most people keep wi

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