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LightExistence – Depression Aid Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 3/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.82 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.00 Functionality: 4.38 Aesthetics: 3.50 Information: 4.40 Subjective quality score: 2.63 Perceived impact score: 2.92 Rating date: August 2016 Rated by: Queensland University

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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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Professional Reviews

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LightExistence is intended to help with symptoms of depression or anxiety. The app has a Diary feature where users can write about how they feel and rate any changes in their mood. The Test feature includes brief (9 question) and extended (35 question) scales to help distinguish between various subtypes of depression. ‘Activities’ prompts users to identify enjoyable activities and rate how effective they are in reducing depressive feelings; ‘Media’ includes motivational videos and audio to encourage users to be more active; ‘Thought of the Day’ provides users with provocative thoughts for users to consider throughout the day; ‘Inspirational Quotes’ contains a wide variety of quotes from influential pertaining to depression and motivation; and ‘Resources’ gives users links to further information about depression and recovery.

Technical Details

Available For: Android 4.0 and up
Developer: Dynames Productions
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English

Cost: Free
Get it on: Google Play

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of LightExistence – Depression Aid

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
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