|Thinkladder||By Thinkladder Ltd|
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This NZ-developed app offers self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Users choose a theme they want to explore such as ‘perfectionism’ and ‘comparing myself to others’ and scroll through a list of associated symptoms and unhelpful beliefs. They can read or listen to short insights that challenge those beliefs. The app allows users to share an insight with others and set up reminders to read it at a certain time of the day. For a more detailed description of the app, see App website(external link), iTunes(external link) or Google Play(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Helps users identify situations, reactions and beliefs that cause distress or are unhelpful.
✘ Developers describe app as based on cognitive behavioural therapy but cognitive behavioural therapy does not suggest the use of regularly repeated affirmations, rather that people develop their own challenges to negative automatic thoughts by asking questions or using other particular skills and strategies.
- March 2022, 1.16.0, Android
- November 2017, 1.0.3, Apple iOS
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Review of Self Help Anxiety Assessment app(external link) iMedicalApps, July 2015
Thinkladder website(external link)
Bakker D, Kazantzis N, Rickwood D, et al. Mental Health Smartphone Apps: Review and Evidence-Based Recommendations for Future Developments.(external link) JMIR Ment Health. 2016 Mar 1;3(1):e7.
Van Singer M, Chatton A, Khazaal Y. Quality of Smartphone Apps Related to Panic Disorder. Front Psychiatry(external link). 2015 Jul 14;6:96.
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