John Libbey Eurotext

L'Information Psychiatrique


An overview of m-psychiatry Volume 94, issue 1, Janvier 2018

Chercheur en ingénierie de la mémoire, Inserm, U1142, Limics, 15 rue de l’École-de-Médecine, 75006, Paris Sorbonne Universités, Université Paris 13, GDR Psychiatrie CNRS 3557, Paris, France
* Correspondance
  • Key words: artificial intelligence, psychiatry, mental health, information and communication technology, informatics, individual data, data confidentiality
  • DOI : 10.1684/ipe.2018.1740
  • Page(s) : 47-52
  • Published in: 2018

The m-health approach is the method, through digital applications, for the patient, their family environment, and physicians to collect, view, share and use data about health and well-being not only intelligently but also permanently. This article aims to focus on m-psychiatry. We provide a fairly broad overview of the possible uses of these devices. We conclude with a discussion on the need for clinical validation and labeling of these applications, and the importance of remaining vigilant based on the notion of personal data retrieval (which is one of the advantages/ disadvantages of this technology).