Apps For Depression: Part II
In my previous article, I described three apps that can be used to help individuals with Major Depressive Disorder. In this particular article, I will expand upon this topic and include three more apps for individuals with Major Depressive Disorder.
One specific form of therapy for individuals with Major Depressive Disorder is CBT, also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Believe it or not there is an app for individuals with Major Depressive Disorder that focuses on CBT. It is called Depression CBT. According to healthline.com, the following can be noted about this app:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one approach to managing depression and other mental health problems. This app helps you monitor your moods with an assessment test that tracks the severity of your depressed moods and provides several resources aimed at educating you about the flawed thought patterns that may be worsening your depression. There are also audio programs for relaxation and depression assistance.
Another app that can be used for individuals with Major Depressive Disorder is called FitnessBuilder. According to healthline.com, the following can be noted:
Exercise can ease the symptoms of depression, and FitnessBuilder is a great way to develop a regular exercise habit. The free version of this app features more than 400 workouts and a 16-week plan. Search by target area or goal to strengthen your legs, core, or build up endurance. There are photos and videos to help you learn and perform the moves safely, as well as tracking features to monitor your progress.
Another app that can be used for Major Depressive Disorder is called Smiling Mind. According to healthline.com, the following can be stated:
Adults aren’t the only ones who struggle with depression, and the makers of Smiling Mind had all age groups in mind when developing this app. Designed to teach you the value of guided meditation, the app features several free meditation programs, classified according to the ages they’re appropriate for, with sessions appropriate for those younger than seven years old and into adulthood. We like the ability to track total minutes spent in meditation and earn achievements.
To end this article, three apps for Major Depressive Disorder have been mentioned. They include but are not limited to Depression CBT, FitnessBuilder, in addition to Smiling Mind. These three apps are practical tools that can be applied to individuals lives with Major Depressive Disorder for healing.
Walters, L. (2017). Apps For Depression: Part II. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 20, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/04/apps-for-depression-part-ii/