Aug 30, 2022
Dr. Thomas Young is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of nView Health, a behavioral health technology company providing tools for physicians and researchers to help diagnose psychiatric disorders accurately and efficiently determine treatment options. In addition, the nView Health tools allow tracking and following outcomes to determine if the right drugs have been prescribed and if the cognitive behavioral therapy intervention is working.
Thomas elaborates, "Mental health is a large category. I think what people have to understand is, kind of the old rule when I was teaching in medicine, is that 50% of the people that come into a doctor's office for some sort of physical ailment also have a mental health disorder. One in five Americans has depression at some point in their life, and that's a significant number of people. Anxiety is climbing in children. Eating disorders are shooting up at hockey stick rates."
"What nView Health does, we believe strongly that the system requires the ability to create an initial ability for people to be screened at every level including children. Providers of all types, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and others, can give a simple screening test. I can ask a few questions, and I can get some information that helps me understand this patient's behavioral health status."
"Secondary to that is the ability to then arm the primary care community with the right tools to be able to make the right diagnostic decisions. Our tools don't make diagnoses. Our tools help and assist a provider in collecting the right data so that they can make an appropriate decision. Because what we know is that early diagnosis leads to early treatment, which leads to better outcomes."
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