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Combined Minds Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 3/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 1/2
Mechanism of Action: 0/1
Software Updates: 0/2
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: May 2023

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User Experince

User Experience

3.96 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.10 Functionality: 4.50 Aesthetics: 4.08 Information: 4.15 Subjective quality score: 3.13 Perceived impact score: 3.83 Rating date: March 2021 Rated by: Queensland University

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Combined Minds is an app for families and friends of a young person who experiencing a mental illness. It focuses on the health conditions of Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, and Digital Addiction. It addresses these conditions using the ‘Strength-Based Approach,’ which focuses on the positive attributes of the person and builds on resourcefulness and resilience. The app provides information on each of these sections such as what it is and activities the user can do for those experiencing such illnesses. In the Safety Plan section of each condition, there are emergency numbers, an area for users to write their own activities, and a spot to keep the contacts of who they can talk to.

Technical Details

Available for Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Android 7.0 and up. Web
Developer: Stem4
Type of Treatment: Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions or Substance Use, Not Specified, Self-Harm. Addiction is in reference to digital addiction
Target Audience: Adolescents, It is for the family and friends of a young person.
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Combined Minds

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