Mobile applications, utilized on smartphones, or “apps,” are just one of many behavioral intervention technologies (BITs) that harness the power of information and communication technology to address behavioral and mental health outcomes. Although this article only reviews selected mobile apps for various mental health concerns, BITs may also include videoconferencing and standard telephone technologies to deliver psychotherapy, web-based interventions, social media, virtual reality, and gaming.
- Describe different mobile apps used to address drug abuse, severe mental illness, violence prevention, relaxation, sleep, PTSD, anxiety, mood tracking, and chronic pain.
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