Technology and The Converging Paths of Mental Health – Dr Arshya Vahabzadeh

Posted on April 3, 2017

Dr Arshya Vahabzadeh, Harvard-trained physician-technologist and innovation officer of the Massachusetts General Psychiatry Academy talks about the four key converging paths of mental health:

  1. Computer science
  2. Cultural and business, design and thinking – innovation
  3. Genomics
  4. Brain science

The number of start-ups in mental health is rising dramatically.

Over AngelList, over 120 new companies have joined the Mental Health market within the past year.

They’re looking at trying to match the right clinician with the right patient, they’re trying to understand how can I use a piece of technology to understand a change in someone’s mood? They’re trying to use these wearable devices

Virtual and augmented reality is going to be really big.

Want to know more? Check out Dr Vahabzadeh’s presentations on the digital conceptualisation of depression & New Frontiers in Psychiatry.