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Lantern uses principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and offers symptom tracking features. Users choose an area of focus, including depression, anxiety, and body image. Users are assigned a coach – a clinician who communicates, guides, and instructs users through the CBT principles via text message 1-2 times weekly. The app includes customizable options for medication tracking, health and fitness tracking, logging and journal entry options, and instruction modules on principles of CBT.
Available For: Requires iOS 8.0 or later;Requires Android 4.1 and up
Developer: Thrive Network, Inc
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety, Eating Disorders
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No, but recommended
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
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A 2006 trial of Lantern found that using Lantern for 8-weeks significantly reduced weight eating disorder tendencies for up to 2 years after using the Lantern program over the control intervention, and reduced eating disorder risk in female college students, a population considered highly susceptible to eating disorder behavior.
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