Top 5 Mental Health Apps To Get You Through The Holiday Season
“MoveMe” is part of the Intellicare Suite* of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies.MoveMe is designed to improve mood and well-being through encouraging bursts of activity. The app contains sections to promote immediate exercise and planning for it in the future. “Move Me Now” lists activities the user can engage in and provides brief instructional videos. “Tips and Tricks” explains what benefit these exercises provide and how to execute them. “Upcoming” allows the user to schedule physical activity into their calendar. Within “Upcoming”, there are a variety of activities to choose from and motivators to remind the user what their driving motivation is.
*Stephen Schueller, the Executive Director of PsyberGuide and David Mohr, a PsyberGuide Scientific Advisory Board Member, were both involved with the development of IntelliCare. Dr. Schueller has no commercial interest in IntelliCare, nor Actualize Therapy. Dr. Mohr has an ownership interest in Actualize Therapy.
Available For: Android compatibility varies; Visit the Intellicare website
Developer: CBITs, Northwestern University
Type of Treatment: Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
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“MoveMe” is part of the Intellicare Suite of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. A 2017 trial of the Intellicare Suite found that users of the Intellicare apps showed a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety after using 5 or more apps in the Intellicare suite over eight weeks. Another study by Lattie et al (2015) presents the uptake and usage of apps from the IntelliCare suite following an open deployment on a large app marketplace. In the first year of public availability, 5210 individuals downloaded one or more of the IntelliCare apps, for a total of 10,131 downloads. Nearly a third of these individuals (31.8%) downloaded more than one of these apps. The modal number of launches for each of the apps was 1, however the mean number of app launches per app ranged from 3.10 to 16.98, reflecting considerable variability in the use of each app.
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