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Mental Health: There's an App for That

Smartphone apps claim to help conditions from addiction to schizophrenia, but few have been thoroughly tested


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This burgeoning industry may meet an important need. Estimates suggest that about 29% of people will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that many of those people — up to 55% in developed countries and 85% in developing ones — are not getting the treatment they need. Mobile health apps could help to fill the gap (see 'Mobilizing mental health'). 

My question is which mental health apps are good.

Have any of them stood up to scientific testing?

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