"Focusing on Digital Research Priorities for Advancing the Access and Quality of Mental Health"
Authored by John Torous, Nicole M Benson, Keris Myrick, and Gunther Eysenbach, this article addresses the potential of digital mental health solutions in addressing the global mental health crisis. The authors discuss a variety of digital solutions, including computer-based therapy programs, virtual reality headsets, smartphone apps, and large language model chatbots, and their exciting potential to improve mental health. The paper also raises pertinent questions about the equity, validity, effectiveness, implementability, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of these emerging digital tools. This publication outlines new research frontiers in this area and introduces a partnership between JMIR Publications and the Society of Digital Psychiatry aimed at furthering these objectives.