From the Editor
Is mental health becoming too technical (and forgetting patients as a result)?
This is the second Reading in a two-part series considering the future of mental health – not in terms of distant developments like biomarkers and genetically-tailored drugs – but rather by looking at measurement-based care and the evolution of the field.
Last week, measurement-based care.
This week, the end of the art of care?
This week, we look at an editorial The British Journal of Psychiatry that warns against physicians becoming “well treated skilled workers.”
And, continuing the consideration of ‘the future,’ we also consider a new paper that has received much attention. Can a web-based intervention help with insomnia? Spoiler alert – as The New York Times reported last week, “more than half of chronic insomniacs who used an automated online therapy program reported improvement within weeks and were sleeping normally a year later.”