The rise of the digital therapist

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to mental health services globally. Yet mental health issues are a prolific part of society, and the number of patients struggling continues to grow. In the US alone, about 4 in 10 adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the pandemic. In England, there is only one consultant psychiatrist for every 12,600 people. Services are unable to meet record demand for treatment. In response, a number of apps have emerged around the world, offering therapeutic solutions generated by artificial intelligence. Is this the future of mental health?

Video by Ana González and Frederick Bernas.