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CBT Thought Diary Review

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2.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: February 2023

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User Experince

User Experience

3.70 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.35 Functionality: 4.50 Aesthetics: 3.67 Information: 3.29 Subjective quality score: 2.19 Perceived impact score: 2.75 Rating date: November 2020 Rated by: Queensland University

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CBT Thought Diary is a journaling app that uses tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and positive psychology to help consumers track and improve their moods and to reframe their thinking. Consumers can choose between reporting a thought, mood, or expression of gratitude. The app will guide consumers through specific exercises such as challenging their negative thoughts. Other features include insights and a discover page that has different topics that consumers might be struggling with (e.g., relationships, sleep). After the consumer inputs five daily journal entries, they unlock personalized stats. After the free trial, the annual subscription of the app costs $59.99.

Technical Details

Available for iPhone Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Android 5.0 and up
Developer: Inquiry Health LLC
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Gratitude, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Children, Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App StoreGoogle PlayWeb

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of CBT Thought Diary

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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