This is good news, We have a massive shortage in terms of resources available to those who need them. If we can find something like apps that can assist those who are waiting for treatment, or as a supplement to treatment, all the better. This study seems to show that they might just be effective for that.
“Previous studies had examined the effectiveness of individual internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy apps, or iCBT, using a range of methods.
“Before this study, I thought past studies were probably focused on people with very mild depression, those who did not have other mental health problems, and were at low risk for suicide,” Lorenzo-Luaces said. “To my surprise, that was not the case. The science suggests that these apps and platforms can help a large number of people.”
Have you used an app before? What’s your experience been?