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MindShift is an app created to provide tools and information to young adults experiencing anxiety. It contains educational information about common sources and symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic, and has a checklist for users to complete to help determine the types of anxiety they most commonly face. Users can access guided relaxation exercises, basic cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for anxiety, and create individualized coping plans for common anxiety-provoking situations. There are also motivational quotes for the user to use as inspiration. MindShift focuses on test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict, but has general tips that can be used for all types of anxiety.

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Credibility

Overall Score: 2.14/5.00

Overall Score: 6/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 2/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 0/2

Date of Rating: March 2018


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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 3.74/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.10
Functionality: 4.50
Aesthetics: 3.17
Information: 4.20

Subjective quality score: 2.38

Perceived impact score: 2.33

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University


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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?:Yes
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: Requires iOS 6.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
Developer: Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google PlayiTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of MindShift

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Psychoeducation Works
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work