Should you trust an app for mental health help? - CBS News

CBS News| Thu Sep 07 05:00:38 EDT 2017
Apps that promise mental health counseling, therapy or even just an empathetic ear are on the rise. But how do you know if they might work for you? One recent survey of studies and other information from the University of Bolton in the U.K. "shows the promising and emerging efficacy of using mobile apps and SMS text messaging" as mobile health interventions, according to the abstract. The National Institute of Mental Health notes on its website that thousands of mental health apps are available. In some circumstances, they can be simple and effective, with advantages including lower cost and an introduction to different kinds care, according to the NIMH. But "there are no review boards,..

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