Speaker: Dr. Zhongfang Fu, Ph.D., Amsterdam University Medical Center

Time: 10:00 a.m. -10:50 a.m. (Beijing time), March 7, 2022

Room: 1113,Wangkezhen Building(线上线上下同时进行,优先线下互动)

Link: https://meeting.tencent.com/dm/JL7YgZrvPojW

Meeting Number: 141-760-138 (Tencent)

Abstract: Common mental disorders can have substantial impairment on the quality of life of affected persons. The under-resourced regions are affected disproportionally due to the tremendous lack of mental health care service, which is defined as the mental health gap. A series of studies set out to explore potential accessible routes that might facilitate bridging the mental health gap in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). We will present (meta-analytic) studies that may provide the necessary evidence to underpin this process of narrowing or even closing this gap. The effectiveness of digital interventions for all types of mental health problems and conditions in LMICs have been studied and described. For depression specifically, the leading psychological theories of depression onset, and the effectiveness, and working mechanism of a digital intervention have been studied. The main findings will be discussed from scientific and clinical perspectives. Clinical and research implications are addressed to inform the relative stakeholders.