E-Mental Health Computer and Device Assisted Therapies for Mental Illnesses

Dr. Knable will review the growing trend for consumers to use computer and device assisted therapies to help manage illness and communicate with providers. I will also discuss the PsyberGuide project, which seeks to provide unbiased ratings of these products so that consumers and their families can make informed choices about these products. 

Dr. Knable DO, DFAPA is Vice President for Medical Affairs of Axis Healthcare Group, LLC, which manages a continuum of services for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Knable has been involved in psychiatric treatment and research for more than 20 years. After receiving undergraduate and medical degrees at Ohio University, he trained in Psychiatry at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and in Neurology at George Washington University Hospital, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Knable was a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health from 1992–1998 where his research focused on severe mental illnesses. He was then Medical Director or Executive Director of The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI), which is the largest private agency providing research funds for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, from 1998-2008. Dr. Knable is the author of more than 70 publications on various aspects of neuropsychiatric disease including “Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Parents, Families and Providers.”

Dr. Knable currently holds several clinical leadership roles. He is Medical Director of Suburban Hospital, Inpatient Behavioral Health Services, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Medical Director of Clearview Communities, LLC, Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University, Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, and attending psychiatrist at Howard County General Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Knable was recently elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA) and as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. 


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