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Learn About Depression is a psychoeducational resource that teaches about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of depression. The home page directs users to each of the app’s six sequential sections: Introductory Quiz, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes, Treatment, End of Module Quiz. Both quizzes consist of one multiple choice question, which will encourage you to re-attempt until you select the correct answer. Each section includes sound and/or is a series of animated videos which requires listening to the audio.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 0.00/5.00

Research base 0/3
Research support 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 0/3
Number of consumer ratings 0/3
Product advisory support 0/1
Software support 0/2

Total 0/14

date of rating:  September 2017


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User Experience

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Transparency

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Overall Score: Unacceptable

Does the app have a privacy policy?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information 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?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data 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?:No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?:No/Can’t Tell


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More Information

Available for: Android 2.0 or later
Developer: ProjectNotAlone
Type of Treatment: Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Mood disorders
Target Audience: Not specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Languages Available in: English
Where to get it: Google Play
Cost: Free

Research on this App

There is no intervention proposed in this application to test the efficacy of. There are no RCTs of which we are aware about benefits from smartphone apps providing psychoeducation about depression.