Modern technology and mental health



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the current state of modern technology as it interfaces with mental health and mental healthcare. They discuss the following topics:

(1:30) Reid's experience with COVID-19
(4:09) Genetic testing and Dr. Rhonda Patrick at Found My Fitness
(5:48) GenoPalate and DNA Fit genetic reports
(6:50) Digital phenotype and the quantified self
(8:45) Sleep tracking devices like the Oura Ring
(9:02) The Quantified Scientist YouTube channel
(10:45) Eight Sleep mattress
(12:50) Medium article: In VR, You Can Become Your Own Psychologist
(16:15) The effects of embodiment and disembodiment in VR and with psychedelics
(18:53) VR exposure therapy treatment for phobias and PTSD
(24:36) The healing potential of the psychedelic experience
(26:04) Reid's Instagram and Steve's Instagram
(26:44) VR psychedelic experience like Tripp VR and Soundself
(28:33) Big Tent Ketamine Google Group
(29:23) Psychedelics Today blog post: No, VR Will Not Give You a Psychedelic Trip
(32:16) Artificial intelligence (AI) therapists and chatbots like Youper and Woebot
(38:35) Somryst app for insomnia
(39:11) Biofeedback and Neurofeedback treatment for mental health conditions
(42:15) The utility of self-help apps for tracking and improving mental health
(44:58) AliveCor personal EKG
(47:10) Advantages of telehealth
(50:18) Virtual reality therapy for refractory auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia: A pilot clinical trial
(55:35) Immersive entertainment technology
(59:44) Tristan Harris and the Your Undivided Attention podcast

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