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MoodSentry 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

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes

Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data 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 whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

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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Mood Sentry is an app that aims to help users manage symptoms of depression. The home screen has five main sections: References, My Experiences, Daily Reminders, Journaling Tools, and Thriving Tools. ‘References’ provides links to online psychoeducation resources about cognitive distortions. ‘My Experiences’ allows users to document their cognitive distortions, including how they manifest and techniques to mitigate them. ‘Reminders’ prompt users to check in on their mood throughout the day. ‘Journaling Tools’ provide ways to identify and manage problematic and automatic thoughts. ‘Thriving Tools’ lists activities to promote proactive mood management: setting daily goals, identifying a prioritization scheme for yourself, planning for upcoming events, etc. The developer included personal examples throughout each section of how he uses the app. Additional features include the ability to share via e-mail any entry from the ‘My Experiences’, ‘Reminders’, and most ‘Tool Set’ sections.

Technical Details

Available For: iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android 4.4 and up.
Developer: Todd Williams
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google Play, Apple App Store

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of MoodSentry

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Psychoeducation Works
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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