Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide is an Android app that provides help to users to begin to overcome common symptoms of depression. It contains information, skills, and practice exercises that are all intended to encourage users to challenge the thought patterns that can lead to depression. It also lets users track and monitor their mood over time. Depression CBT Self-Help Guide is designed to be a useful aid for coping with and reducing stress so that users can better manage their lives.

Available for: Android™ devices
Company: Excel At Life, LLC
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracker
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders
Target demographic: Adolescents and Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it:

Expert ratings and reviews

PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Total score: 7/14

Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 3/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  1/1
Software support:  0/2

date of rating: June 2016

Explanation of the rating factors

MARS rating

Quality scores range from 1 to 5, where 5 is the maximum score


Objective quality score: 3.50

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 3.20

Functionality: 3.75

Aesthetics: 3.17

Information: 3.90

Subjective quality score: 2.75

Perceived impact score: 3.33


Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

More information about the MARS scale

Expert review

Read the expert review by Jason Moehringer, PsyD

Research on the product

No specific research on the product. The company has a list of educational articles (not peer-reviewed) at

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