April 9, 2013

Anxiety? There’s an app for that

By Logan Lafferty

The Mayo Clinic is reporting around 2,000 downloads of its Anxiety Coach App, which for $4.99 gives people instructions for managing their fears and a log for recording their anxiety levels when they confront their fears. A Star Tribune story examined the strong relationship in children between the avoidance of fears and the development of severe anxiety. For some people, exposure therapy is necessary to help people gradually confront their fears and reduce their anxiety in the process, said Dr. Stephen Whiteside, director of Mayo's pediatric anxiety disorders clinic in Rochester, Minn.


Star Tribune by Jeremy Olson

Tags: anxiety, Anxiety Coach app, Dr. Stephen Whiteside, Mayo Clinic Rochester, pediatric anxiety, Psychology and Psychiatry, Star Tribune, Technology

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