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Merrier: Stress & Anxiety Game Review

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1.00 / 5.00

Overall Score: 3/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Proposed Goal: 1/2
Evidence-Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 1/2
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: February 2023

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User Experince

User Experience

4.06 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.20 Functionality: 4.13 Aesthetics: 4.17 Information: 3.75 Subjective quality score: 2.88 Perceived impact score: 3.42 Rating date: September 2020 Rated by: University of Queensland

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Merrier: Stress and Anxiety Game is an app that aims to improve overall confidence, mindfulness, and to assist in handling and overcoming stress and anxiety. The app has a game-like approach to therapy, offering four different “path” options: Overcome Anxiety, Live Healthier, Relaxation, and Mood Boosters. Each path offers different quests for the user to conquer. After the user has completed at least three quests, the app provides a chart that provides a visual representation of the users confidence level in each of the three areas of focus. There is also a Library feature, where users an learn about anxiety, and a Sound Den, which provides calming sounds.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: Apptaste Ltd
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Merrier: Stress & Anxiety Game

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How Mindfulness Works
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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