There’s a real need for easy-to-access treatment options, but for now, experts are skepticalIllustration: smartboy10/GettyLast summer, Chanel Omari, 34, couldn’t fit therapy in her schedule. She was frequently out of town for work, while also working on a podcast, and it was seemingly impossible to make time for regular check-ins.
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There's a huge need for good quality/affordable/accessible mental health care but plz be careful; most apps def overpromise what they can do! The consensus is that rn, apps should be used w/therapy until we know more.
•another study found that apps use harmful language ie, push belief that user is responsible for their treatment's success; puts onus on the individual to get better by USING THE APP. ppl need a lot of support and you shouldn't be told that you need to tackle this alone!
•researchers looked at 200 depression apps, and most lacked evidence to show they worked. this means you could be using something that hasn't been shown to work for your condition, potentially harming your health.