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As society has become more aware of the importance of mental health, a number of mobile apps purporting to provide mental health benefits have entered the marketplace. But, how credible are they? And how reassuring are their privacy policies (particularly in the wake of events such as the Equifax data breach)? One resource which aims to answer these questions is PsyberGuide, a project of the non-profit organization One Mind, which advocates for collaboration in neuroscience. This project is intended to "help people make responsible and informed decisions about apps and other digital tools for mental health by providing unbiased reviews." As of this write-up, PsyberGuide has 187 apps and digital tools on its list, which includes ratings for their credibility based on scientific research, their user experience, and the transparency of their privacy policies. Many apps also have in-depth reviews written by relevant medical experts. By default, the list is sorted by credibility, but visitors can also sort it by name, user experience, or transparency. Results can also be filtered by platform, cost (many of the listed apps are free), intended audience, treatment type, and health condition.
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May 3rd, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
April 30th, 2019 at 3:12pm
Date Of Record Release
May 1st, 2019 at 8:40am
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