While many people monitor their physical health using mobile devices and wearable technology to preserve their physical health throughout their life, they rarely consider improving and monitoring their brain health. This is strange, when we consider the regrettable statistics that one in four of us will suffer a mental health disorder at some point in our lives and that 75% of mental health disorders start before 24 years of age. If we are going to have good cognition, resilience and wellbeing throughout our lives, it is essential that we consider mental health as being every bit as important as physical health. To achieve this we need to move to innovative approaches to mental health, which include early detection and early effective treatment of
neurological diseases and psychiatric disorders. These novel approaches include game apps for delivering cognitive training on mobile phones or tablets in schizophrenia and other psychiatric and neurological disorders. In changing the framework by moving to early detection and early effective treatment. Innovation and technology can promote a flourishing society. For example, brain training with the game 'Decoder' can be used to improve attention, concentration and 'getting in the flow' in healthy young adults. Making brain training fun can keep motivation and enjoyment high and together with evidence-based ways to mental wellbeing, we can achieve optimal brain health. There is nothing more important than good brain health and wellbeing.
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