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MoodMission is targeted at people dealing with stress, anxiety, or depression. The app provides different activities, or “missions”, based on how the user is feeling. Users select how they feel at a particular time (anxious, depressed, or neither), how distressing their feelings are, and choose from a range of options which best describes the problem (e.g. ‘I can’t stop thinking about something’ or ‘I can’t quite put my finger on it’). Based on the user’s responses, 5 missions are provided, with objectives and an explanation of why this activity may help. Missions can be behavior-based (e.g. learn how to knit, crochet, or sew), physical-based (e.g. push ups), thought-based (e.g. decatastrophize) or emotion-based (e.g. breath and emotions meditation). Users choose to accept a mission, mark the mission as complete when finished, and then rate how distressed they feel following the mission and how helpful they found it. The mission log shows all completed missions and various achievements (i.e. completed one mission, completed 10 behavioral missions, completed 20 emotional missions). Users are assigned ranks as they progress through the app activities. As data from the app is being used for a research study conducted by Monash University, users are asked to complete 6 surveys of about 5 minutes each before unlocking the app, on topics such as well-being and moods and emotions.Read the Professional Review for Mood Mission | A Professional Review
Available for: iOS 8.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android 4.1 or later
Developer: Mood MissionPtd Ltd
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavior Training
Targeted Conditions: Mood disorders; Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Where to get it: iTunes, Google Play
Skills acquisition is a key component of cognitive and behavioral therapies, and can mediate treatment outcomes (e.g. Hundt, Mignogna, Underhill, & Cully, 2013). Results from a study of 44 patients with depression, for example, suggested that symptom reduction after 16 weeks of cognitive therapy was related to changes in patients’ acquisition of coping skills requiring deliberate efforts and reflective thought (Adler, Strunk & Faio, 2015).
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