Mobile apps can be effective tools that make therapy more accessible, efficient, and portable for those with anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders.
Read reviews conducted by ADAA members of these apps: CPT Coach, Headspace, Pacifica, Self-Help Anxiety Management, What's My M3, PTSD Coach, T2 Mood Tracker, MindShift, WorryWatch, Breathe2Relax, MoodKit, PE Coach. These volunteer reviewers are mental health professionals with degrees in psychology, medicine, social work, and counseling; they are not involved in the development or marketing of mobile apps.
Ease of Use How easy was it to use this app at first? (1=very difficult; 5=very easy)
Effectiveness How likely will the content provide the tools or methods to accomplish its purpose? (1=highly unlikely; 5=highly likely)
Applications: Education, Screening, Self-Monitoring, Treatment
Personalize What is its ability to personalize an individual’s particular needs? (1=no ability; 5=complete ability)
Interactive/Feedback How interactive is the app in giving feedback? (1=not interactive, no feedback; 5=very interactive, helpful feedback)
Research Evidence Does scientific research demonstrate its effectiveness? (1=no research evidence; 5=ample research evidence)