This Way Up
This Way Up is a web-based program that provides information and skills for overcoming anxiety and depression. This Way Up is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
This application allows users to journal their thoughts to help people manage anxiety, depression, and/or PTSD. Users type thoughts into a free text box, and rate their mood with an emoji. The app also includes features such as cloud data storage to save data permanently, a security PIN to prevent unauthorized access to data, and a premium mode that will remove advertisements in the app.
Available for: Android 4.2+
Developer: Adventuroo Apps
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Google Play
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of CBT – Worry Thought Journal
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How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work
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