Smartphone App Reduces Stress for Anxious People
[Source: Medical News Today]
New research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science suggests playing a science-based app on a smartphone for 25 minutes can reduce levels of anxiety in people who are stressed.
The authors suggest turning scientifically supported interventions into game apps offers a new way to attain measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people who have high levels of anxiety.
Lead author Dr. Tracy Dennis, a clinical psychologist of Hunter College, The City University of New York, says given the huge gap between need and ease of access to mental health services, it is essential to look for alternative ways of delivering treatment in ways that are more affordable, engaging and accessible – hence the idea of a smartphone app.
“Millions of people suffering from psychological distress fail to seek or receive mental health services,” says Dr. Dennis, “A key factor here is that many evidence-based treatments are burdensome – time consuming, expensive, difficult to access, and perceived as stigmatizing.”
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