Use of digital therapies for improving health conditions is yet to go a long way in the medical industry. And taking this slower progression a step forward, a new study has suggested a suite of 13 speedy mini interactive apps that can heal mental disorders like depression and fretfulness. The set of applications called ‘IntelliCare’ can work efficiently for combating mental disorders and its symptoms. The set of 13 mini interactive apps are designed to put forward exercises that will de-stress patients with depression and trim down self-criticism, tension, and trauma suggested the research. The apps will also help the users to live a more significant and healthy lifestyle, give them mantras to highlight their strengths, and approaches for a good sleep and happy day.
Commenting on this matter, David Mohr, the lead author of the study and a Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Illinois, US said, “We have programmed these apps in such a manner, that they can fit easily into individuals’ lifestyle and can enlighten them for living a better and positive life. Use of these apps is as simple as the apps used for locating a restaurant or navigations.”
As highlighted in the study, depression or mental disorder is a condition of mind that is created due to the imbalance of emotions and activities in the brain. The state of depression leaves the patient with the feelings of insufficiency and hopelessness. But most of the individuals having depression avoid taking professional help which later drives them towards more drastic eventualities. But using these set of new speedy mini applications can reduce the mental imbalance of people and motivate them living a more meaningful and happy life.
During the eight weeks lasted study, the researchers found that 96 participants energetically used the ‘IntelliCare’ interactive apps with an average of 195 times for eight weeks or as many as four times daily. The participants spent an average of one minute for each of the 13 applications, with longer times for the applications having options for relaxation videos. After the completion of eight weeks, the researchers asked the participants to complete a question and answer test, which reported that most of the applicants experienced 50% drop off in the harshness in the symptoms of depressive and nervousness.