University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences

A Technology-Assisted Life of Recovery from Psychosis

A Technology-Assisted Life of Recovery from Psychosis

Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019

 

Authors: Ben-Zeev, Bucks, Kopelovich, & Meller

Developments in digital health technologies have the potential to expedite and strengthen the path towards recovery for people with psychosis. This perspective piece provides a snapshot of how a range of digital technologies can be deployed to support a young adult’s efforts to cope with schizophrenia-spectrum illness. In conjunction with a day in the life of this individual, we provide examples of innovations in digital health research designed for this clinical population, as well as brief summaries of the evidence supporting the usability, feasibility, or effectiveness of each approach. From early detection to ongoing symptom management and vocational rehabilitation, this day-in-the-life vignette provides an overview of the ways in which digital health innovations could be used in concert to augment, scaffold, and enhance schizophrenia-spectrum illness management and recovery.