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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735

Abstract

LOPEZ-SANTIN, José Manuel  and  ALVARO SERON, Patricia. Digital mental health: a critical approach from ethics. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2018, vol.38, n.134, pp.359-379. ISSN 2340-2733.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/s0211-57352018000200002.

The use of electronic devices in mental health is not something new. Since the beginning of the processes of industrialization and mechanization of work in the middle of the last century, its development has not ceased and It has greatly expanded Into all areas. The use of electronic devices in the field of mental health has occurred in several ways. The scope of its applications includes the evaluation, treatment, self-care, and self-monitoring of people diagnosed with a mental disorder. The use of state-of-the-art technological devices has produced some sensible changes both in the assistance processes and in the effects on the subjects that participate in the health network. The article proposes to critically review these aspects: on the one hand, the effects usually reported in the multiple studies carried out so far; and, on the other, and much less studied, the effects produced by the new practices on the subjectivities in play.

Keywords : telemedicine; eHealth; mHealth; ethical issues.

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