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Fear Nix for Anxiety and Phobias Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.86 / 5.00

Overall Score: 8/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 3/3
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Software Support: 2/2

Date of Rating: April 2018

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User Experince

User Experience

2.46 / 5.00

Engagement: 2.33 Functionality: 3.00 Aesthetics: 2.00 Information: 2.50 Subjective quality score: 1.75 Perceived impact score: 2.17 Rating date: December, 2019 Rated by: UQueensland

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable
Does the app have a privacy policy?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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Fear Nix is designed to help users identify and manage their fears and phobias. The app is built around principles of Exposure and Response Prevention, a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The app encourages users to identify the phobias and fears that are most intrusive for them, and take small steps towards the fear. The app also provides coping skills to manage the distress associated with facing fears, including guided meditations, deep breathing, and suggestions for social support options. Users can view their exposure histories and skill logs, where the app provides insight into the skills that appear to be most and least effective for the user before and after exposure sessions.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: Akilan Rajendran
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Phobias
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish,  and Traditional Chinese

Cost: $2.99
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Fear Nix for Anxiety and Phobias

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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