The benefits of home-based, tech-enabled care for depression

The benefits of home-based, tech-enabled care for depression

Universal Brain Founder and CEO Dr. Kazu Okuda, a psychiatrist, discusses precision psychiatry and the technology that facilitates this form of treatment in the home.

When people think of patients being treated for depression, usually what comes to mind is someone sitting in weekly therapy sessions, and perhaps being prescribed a medication. But some clinicians and technologists see other ways to help patients manage depression.

One alternative approach to treating depression is called precision psychiatry. It uses clinically reliable indicators of brain function to develop objective, brain-based patient categories – known as neurotypes – to target therapy. 

By identifying a patient's subtypes of depression via EEG wearables paired with a digital interface, interpretable data can be surfaced about the patient's cognitive and emotional abilities, aiding with diagnosis and treatment decisions.

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