PD Dr. biol. hom. et med. habil. Rüdiger Zwerenz
Digitalization has not only gained relevance in our everyday lives, but also in the various sectors of the health system in recent years. In this context, the term e-mental health describes the use of information and communication technologies to promote and improve mental health. A wide range of interventions from web-based psychoeducation to online psychotherapy is covered with the term e-mental health.
In the E-Mental Health lab at the Department for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy of the University Medical Center Mainz we deal with questions about the need, acceptance and effectiveness of web- and app-based interventions for the treatment of mental disorders and stress. Web- and app-based interventions are developed and evaluated in various interdisciplinary projects. The aim of our research is to improve sustainably the care of people with mental and psychosomatic illnesses by integrating e-mental health interventions into usual therapeutic measures.