• Special Issue Topic

    Digital Health Innovations in the Battle Against Psychological Problems: Progress, Hurdles, and Prospects

    Submission Deadline: November 30, 2024

    Guest Editors

    Pasquale Caponnetto E-Mail

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Department of Educational Sciences, University of Catania, Palazzo Ingrassia, Via Biblioteca, 4 - 95124 Catania, taly.

    Research Keywords: clinical psychology; psychotherapy; digital health; mental health; addiction; eHealth and mHealth; cyber health psychology

    Mirko Casu E-Mail

    PhD student in Computer Science Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy.

    Research Keywords: clinical psychology; AI; digital health; mental health; addiction; eHealth and mHealth; cyber health psychology

    About the Special Issue

    Psychological problems continue to be a pressing global health concern, with their impact extending across diverse demographics and societies. In this special issue, we aim to shed light on the latest advancements and critical discussions within the realm of digital health as it pertains to the battle against psychological problems. We invite contributions that delve into various facets of this vital endeavor, encompassing:

    1. Cutting-edge Interventions: Research articles showcasing pioneering digital health interventions, spanning mobile applications, wearable technologies, telehealth platforms, and virtual reality solutions, all designed to confront psychological problems head-on.

    2. Data-Driven Insights and Predictive Models: Investigations into the application of advanced data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to gain deeper insights into psychological conditions, enable early identification, and provide tailored treatment recommendations.

    3. User-Centric Design and Experience: Studies that explore the user-centric design principles, usability considerations, and their profound influence on user engagement and therapeutic efficacy in digital health tools for addressing psychological issues.

    4. Ethical and Privacy Dimensions: Discussions on the ethical and privacy complexities associated with the collection, storage, and responsible utilization of mental health data within the digital landscape.

    5. Integration within Healthcare Frameworks: Exploration of strategies for the seamless integration of digital mental health solutions within existing healthcare systems, with a focus on interoperability and healthcare provider acceptance.

    6. Cultural and Societal Relevance: Perspectives on how digital health innovations can be tailored to address the unique cultural and societal factors impacting psychological well-being across different communities.

    7. Real-world Outcomes and Effectiveness: Rigorous assessments of the tangible impact and clinical effectiveness of digital health interventions in diverse settings and populations, showcasing their potential to combat psychological problems.

    We urge researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share their insights and findings in this special issue, driving a deeper understanding of the potential, challenges, and opportunities that digital health presents in the ongoing fight against psychological problems and the promotion of mental well-being.

    Keywords: digital health; psychological problems; mental health; eHealth and mHealth; clinical psychology; cyber health psychology; cyber psychology.

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