Thank you for Subscribing to Life Science Review Weekly Brief
According to a poll, the pandemic's lockdowns and emotional and physical stress negatively impacted the mental health of 59percent of the US population.
Fremont, CA: The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on people's mental health all across the world. According to a poll, the pandemic's lockdowns and emotional and physical stress negatively impacted the mental health of 59percent of the US population.
Dismantling the stigma associated with mental health is more important than ever. Anyone suffering from mental health difficulties cannot do even the most fundamental tasks, which frequently hurts their emotional, physical, and social well-being. As a result, modern technology and advances in the accessibility of mental health treatments can bring about the good change that the world requires at this critical juncture. As a result, startups developing new products and services to aid in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental health issues are receiving a lot of attention.
Top trends to reconstruct mental health services:
• Digital therapy
Since 2020, when countries got shut entirely off, digital treatment has seen a tremendous uptick. Telehealth platforms from India, such as 'Talkspace,' 'Mindstrong,' and 'Wysa,' have made it simpler for more individuals to contact professional therapists, enhancing the quality of mental health globally. Mental health professionals constantly strive to improve digital technologies to deliver the finest services possible amid the current problem.
• Improvements in mental health diagnosis
Meanwhile, to better understand mental health, it is necessary to learn more about the inner workings of each individual's brain. Modern technology has made this feasible. For example, they let researchers analyze a person's DNA. As a result, they better grasp how certain genes got linked with specific mental disorders. In addition, advances in technology have made it possible for researchers to obtain copies of brain scans. These scans are helpful to detect the existence of anomalies, resulting in a much better and more exact diagnosis on a broader scale.
• Preventive mental health solutions
Promising and successful preventative mental health initiatives can significantly reduce the incidence of mental health disorders. These approaches are not only beneficial but also inexpensive. The first stage is to support anti-stigma initiatives and educate and distribute well-informed awareness among students, employers, and the general public. People at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders receive early and targeted treatment and assistance. Promoting an overall healthy mental state through mindfulness, breathwork, and counseling can aid in the reduction of chronic mental health concerns. Mindfulness applications such as 'Calm' and 'Headspace' in the United States, and 'Mindhouse' in India, are gaining popularity.