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What's the Purpose of a Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Without Self Tracking?

on Tuesday, 22 January 2013. Posted in General

Therapists are not providing patients the tools they need to be successful with CBT

What's the Purpose of a Cognitive Behavior Treatment Program Without Self Tracking?

There are some great books out there on the subject of managing bipolar disorder using CBT (i.e. Michael Otto's book: Managing Bipolar Disorder - A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach) but as the famous quote from Peter Drucker states: "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it!" so why are thousands of therapists out there not giving the tools to their patients to track their thought patterns and measure progress towards goals?? 

 

Disease State Management Systems

on Saturday, 19 January 2013.

Great article on the importance of mood tracking

Disease State Management Systems

Mood tracking is a very important part of managing the disease state of individuals with various affective disorders such as bipolar disorder. Check out the article below and let's discuss how software can be used to help track and communicate a patient's disease state with clinicians or therapists. 

www.pendulum.org/bpnews/archive/001953.html

 

 

 

Incorporating Health Information Technology Resources in Psychiatric Practice

on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. Posted in General

Computers in the Consulting Room

Incorporating Health Information Technology Resources in Psychiatric Practice

This was a fascinating article from the Psychiatric Times Vol. 29 No. 12. I was most interested in page 2 of the article that covered: "communication with patients" as that is the foundation of bStable. Page 3 covered "the impact of HIT on the patient experience, and especially on the relationship between doctor and patient, is an emerging area of interest in informatics research and a compelling issue for clinical study". Anyone reading this post have any thoughts or experience with HIT in the consulting room with patients or your therapist or clinician?

United States Mental Healthcare

on Wednesday, 16 January 2013. Posted in General

Let's discuss mental healthcare in the United States

United States Mental Healthcare

Check out our interview with McGraw System's CEO Ben McGraw and join the discussion on your thoughts on mental healthcare in the United States

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