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UpLift – Depression & Anxiety uses principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help users with depression and anxiety. The app creates a plan based on how many sessions users can do per week and what their outcome goal is. UpLift provides 12 personalized and interactive sessions which consist of answering questions, mental exercises, and customized feedback and guidance. Some examples of sessions are “Mood Boosters”, “Positive Activities”, “Trigger Plan & Exposure Ladder”, and “Recognizing Thought Errors”. Other features include a moodtracker and CBT-based tools for managing depression and anxiety. The first session is free, with the remaining sessions available by paying $69.99 per year.
Available for Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: UpLift Health Inc.
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store
This pilot study aimed to examine the beta version of UpLift to measure its effectiveness and retention. Participants consisted of 120 people and they were given 6 weeks to complete the UpLift program. Participants were assessed through Patient Health Questionnaire -9 (PHQ-9) for depression at the beginning of the study, the end of each session, a 6-week follow-up, and a 6-month follow-up. A total of 82 participants (68.3%) completed all the sessions in UpLift. The results indicated that completers of UpLift had significant reductions in depression in the final session and both follow-up assessments. (Liu, Pluta, & Dobson. 2018. https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ABCT/fsPopup.asp?efp=R1FDRUhCTUg2MzM3&PosterID=159689&rnd=0.665011&mode=posterinfo)
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