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).
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) is an app for individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety. It provides users with a symptom tracker, educational articles and external links, relaxation techniques, and additional coping skills and practice for managing anxiety. SAM also includes a “Social Cloud,” a closed social networking function that allows SAM users to share experiences, suggestions, and support.Read the Professional Review for Self-Help for Anxiety Management: A Professional Review
Available For: Requires iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
Developer: University of the West of England
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
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This study wanted to investigate usage patterns of the app Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) and explore user’s behaviors related to this. Data was gathered through data mining techniques from 105,380 users of the app. It was generally found that there was a trend of reduction for self-reported anxiety across users even in those who were minimally-engaged. (Matthews, P., Topham, P., & Caleb-Solly, P. 2018. https://mental.jmir.org/2018/4/e58/)
Additional research was done to help guide the development of SAM: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/64dc/8f81553b3253f2c2f37cf847234aab9e4e1a.pdf
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