Therapies for mental health difficulties: finding the sweet spot between standardization and personalization
Alice M. Gregory, Martin K. Rutter, Juan J. Madrid-Valero, Sophie D. Bennett, Roz Shafran, Daniel J. Buysse
There are strong arguments for standardizing therapies for mental health difficulties in young people and for the development of digital therapies. At the same time, the importance of personalized treatments is also increasingly apparent. In this editorial, we discuss challenges and the continued need to find the sweet spot between standardization and personalization when it comes to therapies for mental health difficulties. We illustrate our discussion with reference to insomnia in adolescents/young adults as well as the chronic health condition type 1 diabetes.
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Alice Gregory is a Specialist subject Editor for JCPP, her full profile can be found here.
Martin K. Rutter, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Manchester.
Juan J. Madrid-Valero, Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante.
Sophie D. Bennett, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
Roz Shafran, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
Daniel J. Buysse, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Sleep and Circadian Science, University of Pittsburgh.