An app for birth control education, another that helps young patients transition to adult providers, and 3 more must-have adolescent apps for primary care.
Whether it be a mild rash or assessing mental well-being, treating adolescent patients entails not only helping them manage their physical health, but their psychological health as well. Ensuring that young patients manage their overall health outside of clinical visits can be tricky, especially with back-to-school season in full swing. One way to combat this is with mobile applications that make managing health fun, interactive, and educational. Before sifting through the seemingly endless amount of available adolescent medicine apps, check out the slideshow above that highlights:
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Decide + Be Ready is an interactive app that helps adolescent girls make informed decisions regarding which birth control method is best for them.
HEEADSSS helps physicians apply the adolescent HEEADSSS psychosocial screening tool to identify early symptoms of depression or high-risk behavior.
Pediatric to Adult Care focuses on helping make the transition from pediatric provider to adult provider as seamless as possible.
buddhify: meditation on the go uses guided meditations to empower adolescent patients to work through difficult situations and bring mindfulness into their daily lives.
Daylio Journal acts as a private journal that young patients can use to record mood and activities, track patterns to further understand habits, and review statistics based on their entries.