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TECH 18 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Seriously ill patients can get spiritual counselling via Skype

Newly diagnosed and seriously ill patients who need spiritual support, but can’t travel for it, can now get free counselling via Skype or by phone.

TECH 12 Dec 2017 | 6:30 AM

Fired Indian tech workers turn to chatbots for counselling

For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. Clients were cutting their budgets, prompting his bosses to fire dozens of colleagues. Joshi didn’t want to burden his wife or friends so he turned to a chatbot therapist called Wysa.

TECH 21 Mar 2017 | 2:30 AM

Web-based counselling lowers blood pressure as much as meds: study

People who received regular lifestyle counselling online were able to lower their blood pressure as much as a medication would, researchers said.

TECH 20 Nov 2015 | 10:30 AM

E-therapy may not help ease depression

Computer-assisted therapy may not be effective at easing depression in people who are already getting standard care such as counselling or medication, a UK study suggests.

Google 06 Nov 2013 | 12:39 PM

Google offers live video chats on range of topics with new service

Google Inc is launching a service that lets consumers pay for live video chats with experts who can provide everything from step-by-step turkey cooking instructions to marriage counselling.

TECH 15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM

Dr Phil's startup launches video visits with US therapists

Doctor On Demand is the latest Silicon Valley startup to bet that people will turn to mobile devices for confidential counselling.