Maintenance Notice

Due to necessary scheduled maintenance, the JMIR Publications website will be unavailable from Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Who will be affected?

E-collection 'Chatbots and Conversational Agents'

Chatbots are Artificial Intelligence  programs (web-based or using smartphone app/messaging), which are increasingly used in particular for mental health applications (e.g. Depression and Mood Disorders), prevention and Behavior Change applications (such as Smoking Cessation or physical activity interventions). They are based on text-only exchanges between the client and a intelligent software which mimics a coach or therapist.

Related/see also: Mobile Health in PsychiatrymHealth for Wellness, Behavior Change and PreventionText-messaging (SMS)-Based Interventions