Beating the Blues
Beating the Blues is a web-based program for mood and anxiety disorders that uses the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It was created for the National Health Services in the United Kingdom.
Sad Scale is an Apple™ app that uses brief questionnaires to let users get involved in their mental health. It contains four widely-used screening measures for depression: one for adults, one for children, one for elderly adults, and one for postpartum depression. Users can complete these measures multiple times and keep track of their scores on a graph that can also be shared with a doctor. Sad Scale is designed to help users who are concerned about their mental health to make more informed decisions and better manage their lives. However, this app does not appear to have been revised for some time, and users should be cautious when using apps without security updates.
Available for: Apple™ devices
Company: Deep Pocket Series, LLC
Classification: Symptom Tracker
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders
Target demographic: All ages
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sad-scale/id308056730
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Sad Scale
Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
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