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Brain Sci. 2017, 7(11), 150; doi:10.3390/brainsci7110150

Digital Platforms in the Assessment and Monitoring of Patients with Bipolar Disorder

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Imperial College School of Medicine, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Biomedical Global Institute of Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART), National University of Singapore 119228, Singapore, Singapore
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Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Level 9, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Received: 19 July 2017 / Revised: 24 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 November 2017 / Published: 12 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Neurological Research of Bipolar Disorder)
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This paper aims to review the application of digital platforms in the assessment and monitoring of patients with Bipolar Disorder (BPD). We will detail the current clinical criteria for the diagnosis of BPD and the tools available for patient assessment in the clinic setting. We will go on to highlight the difficulties in the assessment and monitoring of BPD patients in the clinical context. Finally, we will elaborate upon the impact that diital platforms have made, and have the potential to make, on healthcare, mental health, and specifically the management of BPD, before going on to evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of the use of such technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital platform; smartphone; application; mobile platform; mobile application; mobile app; smartphone application; smartphone app; bipolar disorder; bipolar disorder app; psychiatry app; mental health app digital platform; smartphone; application; mobile platform; mobile application; mobile app; smartphone application; smartphone app; bipolar disorder; bipolar disorder app; psychiatry app; mental health app
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Rajagopalan, A.; Shah, P.; Zhang, M.W.; Ho, R.C. Digital Platforms in the Assessment and Monitoring of Patients with Bipolar Disorder. Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 150.

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