Published on in Vol 8, No 4 (2020): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/14897, first published .
Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review

Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review

Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review

Journals

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  17. Rauschenberg C, Boecking B, Paetzold I, Schruers K, Schick A, van Amelsvoort T, Reininghaus U. A Compassion-Focused Ecological Momentary Intervention for Enhancing Resilience in Help-Seeking Youth: Uncontrolled Pilot Study. JMIR Mental Health 2021;8(8):e25650 View
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  36. Gual-Montolio P, Jaén I, Martínez-Borba V, Castilla D, Suso-Ribera C. Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Ongoing Psychological Interventions for Emotional Problems in Real- or Close to Real-Time: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022;19(13):7737 View
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  40. Kodama T, Takaki S. Association Between Smartphone Applications for Pregnant Women and Psychological Distress in Japan. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 2023;61(1):32 View
  41. Huang L, Li V, Yang T, Liu J, Murphy J, Michalak E, Wang Z, Ng C, Yatham L, Chen J, Lam R. Mobile Health Applications for Depression in China: A Systematic Review. Cureus 2022 View
  42. Leong Q, Sridhar S, Blasiak A, Tadeo X, Yeo G, Remus A, Ho D. Characteristics of Mobile Health Platforms for Depression and Anxiety: Content Analysis Through a Systematic Review of the Literature and Systematic Search of Two App Stores. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2022;24(2):e27388 View
  43. Tonn P, Seule L, Degani Y, Herzinger S, Klein A, Schulze N. Digital Content-Free Speech Analysis Tool to Measure Affective Distress in Mental Health: Evaluation Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(8):e37061 View
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  53. Ongadi B, Lihana R, Kiiru J, Ngayo M, Obiero G. An Android-Based Mobile App (ARVPredictor) for the Detection of HIV Drug-Resistance Mutations and Treatment at the Point of Care: Development Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(2):e26891 View
  54. McCall T, Ali M, Yu F, Fontelo P, Khairat S. Development of a Mobile App to Support Self-management of Anxiety and Depression in African American Women: Usability Study. JMIR Formative Research 2021;5(8):e24393 View
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  56. Zhang X, Lewis S, Firth J, Chen X, Bucci S. Digital mental health in China: a systematic review. Psychological Medicine 2021;51(15):2552 View
  57. Lakhtakia T, Torous J. Current directions in digital interventions for mood and anxiety disorders. Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2022;35(2):130 View
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