iCBT is an Apple™ app designed to help users cope with depression and anxiety. Users can enter the details of specific events which elicited anxiety, anger, dread, or other feelings. Users rate their feelings during the event and describe their negative thoughts. The app then guides users to reframe their thoughts by appraising the event. Users then rate their feelings again. iCBT aims to guided users through steps that may be useful for challenging and reframing the problematic thinking that can lead to stress and mental illness.

Available for: Apple™ devices
Company: Bonfire Development Advisors, Inc.
Classification: Cognitive Behavioral Principles
Targeted conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target demographic: Adolescents and Adults
Special provider necessary: No
Non-English Language versions available: No
Where to get it: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icbt/id355021834

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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: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support:  unknown
Software support:  2/2

date of rating: June 2016

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MARS rating

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


Objective quality score: 2.51

Subscale scores:

Engagement: 2.30

Functionality: 3.00

Aesthetics: 2.33

Information: 2.40

Subjective quality score: 1.25

Perceived impact score: 2.00


Rated by: Queensland University

Date of rating: August 2016

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