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What’s Up Review

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Credibility

Credibility

1.43 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/14

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

Rating Date: July 2017

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User Experince

User Experience

3.83 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.00 Functionality: 4.25 Aesthetics: 3.67 Information: 3.50 Subjective quality score: 2.50 Perceived impact score: 3.33 Rating date: October, 2019 Rated by: UQueensland

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Transparency

Transparency

Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable
Does the app have a privacy policy?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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What’s Up is an app designed to provide helpful tools for managing depression. The app is based on principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and includes multiple features: education about common thinking errors and various healthier alternatives; breathing techniques for relaxation; a guided grounding exercise; a log for tracking “good” and “bad” habits; a personal diary for recording thoughts and rating feelings; a “Catastrophe Scale” for gaining perspective on problems; open forums for discussion with other users; and a selection of positive quotes and other motivational material. Users can also protect their data with a passcode. What’s Up does not have options for sharing data or otherwise including mental health providers in the app, but it may be a useful aid for individuals with mild-moderate depression who do not have access to traditional treatments.

Technical Details

Available for: Mobile devices
Developer: Jackson Tempra
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: iTunesGoogle Play

Research on this App

No available research on the product or its claims.

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