Tag: Psychiatry

Thync Relax Pro: A Medgadget Review

When life starts to get stressful, we often turn to things like a soothing cup of tea, deep breathing and meditation, or a dose of Xanax to help bring calm. One company we’ve covered in the past, Thync, based in Los Gatos, California, hopes to position itself as a smart, drug-free wearable device that can […]

Lyra Health and Welking Health Announce New Partnership to Improve Employee Access to Behavioral Health Services [Interview]

Earlier this year we shared news of a partnership between Welkin Health, a technology platform on which organizations can build their own digital therapeutic solutions, and Common Sensing, developers of the Gocap, a dose-capturing insulin pen cap, to evolve the paradigm of at-home diabetes management. Recently, Welkin Health announced a new pa (Read more...)

Software Predicts Dementia from Amyloid PET Scans

Scientists at McGill University in Canada created a piece of software that can analyze images taken during an amyloid PET scan and provide an estimate of the chances of patients developing dementia. Alzheimer’s is associated with the buildup of amyloid plaques within the brain, but interpreting their location and concentrations into clinicall (Read more...)

Scientists Use Light to Erase Unwanted Memories

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a technique to selectively erase fear memories by weakening connections between the nerve cells involved in forming such memories. Memories can be triggered by stimuli such as sights, sounds, and smells. Some memories are formed during traumatic events, and in this case stimuli a (Read more...)

Evidence-Based Diagnostics for Mental Health Disorders: Interview with Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio

Medibio, an Australian medical technology company, has developed an evidence-based test for mental health disorders such as depression, chronic stress, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Over 300 million people around the world have been estimated to suffer from depression, and depression is estimated to cost the US economy $210 billion a year. T (Read more...)