Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Resources

Dustin Von Holten, NPP-BC

Patient Resources: Leveraging Psychiatry Services Technology for Better Mental Health Management 📱

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide quality mental health care, we are excited to share a list of evidence-based mobile applications that can support your mental health journey. These applications are intended to supplement, not replace, traditional psychiatric care. Each application targets specific areas, from stress management to medication adherence, and has been backed by scientific research. Here’s a curated list to help you manage better and feel better!

Stress and Anxiety Management 🧘

  • Headspace: Guided Meditation: Offers scientifically backed meditation exercises designed to reduce stress and boost focus.
  • Calm: Offers a variety of mindfulness and meditation routines known to help manage stress and improve sleep.

Mood Disorders Management 🌦️

  • Moodpath: Designed for tracking and understanding emotional health, it has clinical validation for depression screening.
  • Sanvello: A clinically validated app that employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and behavioral health coaching to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker: Specifically designed for individuals with bipolar disorder, allowing users to track moods and other symptoms.

Managing Insomnia 🌙

  • CBT-I Coach: Based on CBT for insomnia, developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Sleepio: An online sleep improvement program featuring CBT techniques for insomnia, proven effective in multiple clinical trials.

Substance Use Disorders Management 💊

  • reSET and reSET-O: FDA-approved mobile medical applications for substance use disorders and opioid use disorder, respectively. • I Am Sober: Supports recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, or any form of substance misuse.

Suicide Prevention 🆘

  • Virtual Hope Box: Offers coping tools to help users deal with stress and suicidal thoughts.
  • Stay Alive: Features safety plan templates, customizable reasons for living, and quick access to crisis resources.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Management 🎗️

  • PTSD Coach: Offers self-help strategies, education about PTSD, opportunities to find support, and information on professional care.

Managing Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) 🌸

  • Clue: A period and ovulation tracking app, also tracks mood changes for PMDD management. • Me v PMDD: Specifically designed for PMDD management, allowing symptom and cycle tracking.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Management 🎯

  • ADHD Treatment: Brain Training: Offers exercises aimed at improving attention, concentration, and memory.
  • Flora: Green Focus: Helps users maintain focus, manage time effectively, and build productive habits.

Medication Adherence 💊

  • MyMeds: Simplified Med Tracking: Sends medication intake reminders, and tracks medication adherence.
  • Medisafe Medication Management: Helps manage medication schedules and doctor instructions, and provides reminders for taking pills and receiving prescription refills.

Children and Adolescents Mental Health 👧👦

  • Smiling Mind: A mindfulness app with programs for different age groups, including children.
  • Breathe, Think, Do With Sesame: A bilingual (English and Spanish) research-based app teaching children problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence skills.

We encourage you to explore these tools and consider how they might be integrated into your own mental health regimen. As always, if you have any further questions or would like to discuss these options further, don’t hesitate to reach out. Here’s to leveraging technology in our health journey! 🎗️