Depression is a common disorder that impacts millions of people in the US alone and primary care providers are often the first to evaluate a patient with depression and/or other mood disorders. So, having the right tools at your disposal is key to help patients start the process of healing. This month, our app reviewer shares the top 5 depression apps that both you and your patients may find helpful. Above we offer highlights of:
A mobile suite of tools designed to help patients combat depression
An app that provides over 30 different mental health assessment tools
A medication decision-support tool that guides providers through algorithms that select evidence-based pharmacotherapy
An app that gives patients the ability to chat about their mental health with a trained listener
A mobile app that provides mental health screening and improvement programs
MoodTools - Depression Aid is a mobile suite of tools designed to help empower patients with several features including a thought diary based on principles from cognitive behavioral therapy and a PHQ-9 depression symptom tracking tool.
Psych On Demand provides 37 different mental health assessment tools in one place for a range of mental health conditions including cognitive and developmental disorders, eating and anxiety disorders, and trauma-related and substance use disorders.
PsychoPharm Research is an interactive mobile medication decision-support tool that guides primary care providers through algorithms designed to select evidence-based pharmacotherapy for patients with psychiatric disorders.
7 Cups: Anxiety & Stress Chat is a unique app that provides patients the ability to chat about their mental health with a trained listener at any time and also offers mindfulness exercises, videos, and other resources.