Tech and Mental Health II: Treatment

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The number of people suffering from mental disorders is increasing globally, while still being  stigmatised and facing a lack of treatment. In this second part of our mini-series on tech & mental health we want to show you how  technology is being used  to  improve the treatment of mental illnesses. We  brought the facts together for you!

If you are interested in similar brain-related topics, you must join us at the Brainstorms Festival in March. Listen to talks from leading neuroscientists, take part in discussions, and network with like-minded people from around the world. Click on the image to find out more:


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