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2020 Jul 16

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci

The Functionality, Evidence, and Privacy Issues Around Smartphone Apps for the Top Neuropsychiatric Conditions.


Minen MT, Gopal A, Sahyoun G, Stieglitz E, Torous J
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020 Jul 16:appineuropsych19120353.
PMID: 32669020.


There are more than 325,000 health-related smartphone applications (apps) on the market. To better understand the apps currently on the market for the five most disabling neuropsychiatric conditions, the authors conducted a study investigating their intended uses (target population and intervention), the data collected, and any privacy policies.