19-February-2021  Articles

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Source: Medcast

 
Are you having difficulty getting your head around the use of technology in mental health care? The idea that computer programs might interact with humans in a humanlike way has been around for decades but ideas about implementation are getting more and more sophisticated.

 
Early work dating from the 1960’s found that people were more likely to disclose suicidality when interacting with a computer-based assessment than in face to face sessions with clinicians. 

 
This era also saw the launch of the famous ELIZA bot, designed to mimic a Rogerian therapist. It works by recognizing keyw...

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