by Laura Gschwandtner
The number of people suffering from mental disorders is increasing globally, while still being stigmatised and facing a lack of treatment. In this second part of our mini-series on tech & mental health we want to show you how technology is being used to improve the treatment of mental illnesses. We brought the facts together for you!
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New content is coming out every week. Our next Digital Event will be about Sleep and Memory, on the 14th May.
If you want to learn how memories are properly saved, come and join us!
Dr. Eszter Kormann will talk about the processes underlying memory consolidation during sleep, and what kind of experiments she plans to test her theories.
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Do you want to know more about AI?
This powerful tool can also be useful in the diagnosis of mental illnesses.
If you missed the first part of this mini-series, don’t worry, you can check it out with just one click: https://www.thebrainstorms.io/blog/tech-and-mental-health-1
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