This Way Up
This Way Up is a web-based program that provides information and skills for overcoming anxiety and depression. This Way Up is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
MoodTools aims help users manage symptoms of depression through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) activities. The app contains a Thought Diary, to help users reframe negative thinking. The app provides educational information about depression, self-help guidelines, and links additional resources. Users can take the PHQ-9 depression questionnaire and track symptoms over time. MoodTools will also suggest a range of activities to the user, for example practicing gratitude, exercising, and mood can be tracked before and after completing the activity. Users can also create a safety plan to keep safe and access emergency resources during a suicidal crisis.
Available for: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Android 4.1 and up. Web
Developer: Eddie Liu
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Psychoeducation, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of MoodTools
Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work
We review apps against rating criteria developed by experts in the field. Some of those criteria are:
We look at the research supporting the technology and the credibility of the development process.
We review privacy policies to see if key pieces of information about what happens with entered data are addressed.
We explore how fun, functional, easy-to-use, engaging, and interesting the technology is.
A professional in a relevant field downloads and uses the technology and writes a narrative review, highlighting pros & cons and some recommendations for use.