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Published: 13 Mar 2023
The role for chatbots in mental health care
In a review of chatbots in mental health care, the authors found that around half of such chatbots had dual functionality for depression and anxiety, 38% targeted only depression, and 38% targeted only anxiety.
The authors concluded that mental health chatbots are a useful tool for patients with depression and anxiety without requiring additional support from mental healthcare workers, which is often scarce.