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OCD Understood Review

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1.43 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Software Support: 0/2

Date of Rating: July 2018

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Overall Score: Unacceptable
Does the app have a privacy policy?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app does not collect data?: No/Can’t Tell

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OCD Understood is for people experiencing OCD. Users play a game in which text of negative thoughts linger on the screen and users are tasked with swiping them off screen, at increasing speed. The app relates the texts coming on the screen to obsessions and the action of swiping them off-screen as of trying to appease the obsessions with compulsions. The app also contains information on OCD and external resources.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 9.0 or later
Developer: Andy Mockler
Type of Treatment: Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Cost: Free
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of OCD Understood

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