The project Online Predictive Tools for Intervention in Mental Illness (OPTIMI) for early detection of depression through new technologies has earned the Award of Actualidad Económica for the 100 best ideas of the year in the category of health. In the European project take part, at the national level, the Universitat Jaume I together with the Technical University of Valencia, the University of Valencia and the company Everis. The aim of OPTIMI is to design a system capable of preventing depression, one of the most common mental illnesses in the European Union, where mental health care represents more than a third of the cost of total health care. The LabPsitec of the Department of Basic Psychology and Clinical Psychobiology of the UJI, participates in the project with the design of evaluation strategies for people at risk and then, with the implementation of an online prevention system.
Xiwrite. January, 2012