Simplicity in Mental Health2022-12-11

Three rules of work: out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

—Albert Einstein

Screening with digital tools (apps), matching to personalized medication regimens with objective molecular tools (blood biomarker tests). That is the approach we are taking at MindX Sciences to transform how mental health is addressed. First and foremost this needs to be done in a primary care setting, with more complicated cases being referred for specialty care.

Such an approach will solve the three major problems confronting mental health: fear of stigma, bottleneck of access to care, and uncertainty about what is happening and what to do about it.

Last but not least this approach translates well into making new treatment development and clinical trials more efficient and more effective. You can use naturalistic settings and real-world populations of patients for at home clinical trials and see early on if a drug works, how well it works, and in which subpopulation of people it works. There is no one size fits all.

Mental health treatment does not need to be that complicated, expensive, and ineffective. Time for a revolution.

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