Number Of Mental Health Apps Growing, Report Finds

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1/14, Munz) reported, “With the prevalence of mental illness and shortage of mental” healthcare professionals, both patients and “clinicians are increasingly interested in how mobile applications and social media can be used to help improve care.” As a result, the number of mental health apps is growing. A report recently issued by the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics found that almost a third of new health apps “are related to mental health – most addressing anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or Alzheimer’s.” The article listed a number of mental health apps currently available.

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— “Treating and preventing mental illness through your smartphone,” Michele Munz, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 14, 2016.

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