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Title: Treating Psychological Trauma in the Midst of COVID-19: The Role of Smartphone Apps
Contributor(s): Marshall, Jamie M (author); Dunstan, Debra A  (author)orcid ; Bartik, Warren  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020-08-18
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00402
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Abstract: With the COVID-19 pandemic confronting health systems worldwide, medical practitioners are treating a myriad of physical symptoms that have, sadly, killed many thousands of people. There are signs that the public is also experiencing psychological trauma as they attempt to navigate their way through the COVID-19 restrictions impinging on many aspects of society. With unprecedented demand for health professionals' time, people who are unable to access face-to-face assistance are turning to smartphone apps to help them deal with symptoms of trauma. However, the evidence for smartphone apps to treat trauma is limited, and clinicians need to be aware of the limitations and unresolved issues involved in using mental health apps.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Frontiers in Public Health, v.8, p. 1-5
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of Publication: Switzerland
ISSN: 2296-2565
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520304 Health psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920209 Mental Health Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200305 Mental health services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Health
School of Psychology

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