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Lantern uses principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and offers symptom tracking features. Users choose an area of focus, including depression, anxiety, and body image. Users are assigned a coach – a clinician who communicates, guides, and instructs users through the CBT principles via text message 1-2 times weekly. The app includes customizable options for medication tracking, health and fitness tracking, logging and journal entry options, and instruction modules on principles of CBT.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 3.93/5.00

Overall Score: 11/14

Research Base: 2/3
Research Funding: 2/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 2/2

Date of Rating: April 2018


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User Experience

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Transparency

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable
Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes
Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

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More Information

Available For: Requires iOS 8.0 or later;Requires Android 4.1 and up
Developer: Thrive Network, Inc
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety, Eating Disorders
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No, but recommended
Languages Available: English

Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: iTunes, Google Play

Research on this App

A 2006 trial of Lantern found that using Lantern for 8-weeks significantly reduced weight eating disorder tendencies for up to 2 years after using the Lantern program over the control intervention, and reduced eating disorder risk in female college students, a population considered highly susceptible to eating disorder behavior.