Mobile Phone and Smartphone Use by People With Serious Mental Illness

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Mobile technologies, such as smartphones, can improve health services by delivering assessments and interventions that reach people in their daily lives. There is, however, disagreement regarding whether people with serious mental illness make meaningful use of mobile technology and whether interventions that rely on mobile technology should be tailored for this population.

This study finds that most people with serious mental illness have a smart phone, that many make good use of these phones, and that this population wants mobile applications that can improve their mental health care.

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