Mental health problems are difficult to signal. Fortunately our awareness about many mental health problems has increased somewhat in recent years. But are we sensitive to anxiety disorders, the most common mental health disorder over the lifespan?
While most of us can experience mental imagery, some people cannot vividly imagine pictures in their mind - and they function just fine. This raises the question: what do we even need mental imagery for? And how problematic is a lack of mental imagery?
With the rising costs of mental health care and large numbers of patients not benefitting from treatment in routine care, there is an urgent need for psychological treatments to become more effective and efficient. Our solution? Bring in technology.