Immersive Environments, Machine Learning, Neuroimaging, And Wearable Sensing Technology -
Treating Depression, Addictions, and Facilitating Behavior Change Using A Precision Medicine Model
Precision medicine models for treating depression, managing addictions and achieving sustained behavior change are largely outside of current clinical practice. Yet, changing self-regulatory behavior is fundamental to the self-management of complex lifestyle-related chronic conditions such as depression and substance use disorder - two top contributors to the global burden of disease and disability.
To optimize treatments and address these burdens, methods to facilitate behavior change and self-regulation must be better understood in relation to their neurobiological underpinnings. Treatment strategies can then be developed that leverage the recent advances in immersive environments, machine learning, and wearable sensing technology and apply them to treat depression, manage addictions, and facilitate behavior change by using a precision medicine model that is personalized to the individual.