Smartphone apps may help reduce depression, anxiety

A new study says that smartphone apps may help treat mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

Researchers from the United States found that 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare reduced 50 percent depression and anxiety in participants using the smartphone apps.

The study found that the participants used the smartphone apps up to four times a day alongwith psychotherapy or medicines.

The apps offer exercises to relax, reduce self-criticism and worrying, methods to help to lead meaningful life, ways to get a good night’s sleep and more.

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