Published on in Vol 8 , No 5 (2020) :May

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Mobile Apps for Mental Health Issues: Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses

Mobile Apps for Mental Health Issues: Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses

Mobile Apps for Mental Health Issues: Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses


  1. Michalska P, Chatton A, Penzenstadler L, Izdebski P, Jeannot E, Simon O, Dufour M, Rochat L, Lischer S, Khazaal Y. Perspective of Internet Poker Players on Harm-Reduction Strategies: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020;17(23):9054 View
  2. Skorburg J. What Counts as “Clinical Data” in Machine Learning Healthcare Applications?. The American Journal of Bioethics 2020;20(11):27 View
  3. Trahan M, Schneider L, Hernandez D. Mobile Applications for Low-Income U.S. Fathers: A Systematic Review of Content, Comprehensiveness and User Ratings. Journal of Technology in Human Services 2021;39(2):111 View
  4. Pokhrel P, Karmacharya R, Taylor Salisbury T, Carswell K, Kohrt B, Jordans M, Lempp H, Thornicroft G, Luitel N. Perception of healthcare workers on mobile app-based clinical guideline for the detection and treatment of mental health problems in primary care: a qualitative study in Nepal. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2021;21(1) View
  5. Camacho-Rivera M, Vo H, Huang X, Lau J, Lawal A, Kawaguchi A. Evaluating Asthma Mobile Apps to Improve Asthma Self-Management: User Ratings and Sentiment Analysis of Publicly Available Apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2020;8(10):e15076 View
  6. Liem A, Garabiles M, Pakingan K, Chen W, Lam A, Burchert S, Hall B. A digital mental health intervention to reduce depressive symptoms among overseas Filipino workers: protocol for a pilot hybrid type 1 effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trial. Implementation Science Communications 2020;1(1) View
  7. Kruzan K, Whitlock J, Bazarova N. Examining the Relationship Between the Use of a Mobile Peer-Support App and Self-Injury Outcomes: Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Mental Health 2021;8(1):e21854 View
  8. Carpenter-Song E, Acquilano S, Noel V, Al-Abdulmunem M, Torous J, Drake R. Individualized Intervention to Support Mental Health Recovery Through Implementation of Digital Tools into Clinical Care: Feasibility Study. Community Mental Health Journal 2022;58(1):99 View
  9. Johnson S, Czeisler M, Howard M, Rajaratnam S, Sumner J, Koenen K, Kubzansky L, Mochari-Greenberger H, Pande R, Mendell G. Knowing Well, Being Well: well-being born of understanding: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Amid and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Health Promotion 2021;35(2):299 View
  10. Czeisler M, Howard M, Rajaratnam S. Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Populations at Risk, Implications, and Opportunities. American Journal of Health Promotion 2021;35(2):301 View
  11. Uribe-Restrepo J, Gómez-Ayala M, Rosas-Romero J, Cubillos L, Cepeda M, Gómez-Restrepo C. Salud Mental Global y el Proyecto DIADA. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría 2021;50:14 View
  12. Hwang W, Ha J, Kim M. Research Trends on Mobile Mental Health Application for General Population: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021;18(5):2459 View
  13. Martinengo L, Stona A, Griva K, Dazzan P, Pariante C, von Wangenheim F, Car J. Self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apps for Depression: Systematic Assessment of Features, Functionality, and Congruence With Evidence. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021;23(7):e27619 View
  14. Feldman N, Back D, Boland R, Torous J. A systematic review of mHealth application interventions for peripartum mood disorders: trends and evidence in academia and industry. Archives of Women's Mental Health 2021;24(6):881 View
  15. Michaelis M, Burgess S, Junne F, Rothermund E, Gündel H, Zipfel S, Wolf M, Rieger M. Mental Health Applications for Primary and Secondary Prevention of Common Mental Disorders: Attitudes of German Employees. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2021;12 View
  16. Skorburg J, Yam J. Is There an App for That?: Ethical Issues in the Digital Mental Health Response to COVID-19. AJOB Neuroscience 2022;13(3):177 View
  17. Everitt N, Broadbent J, Richardson B, Smyth J, Heron K, Teague S, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M. Exploring the features of an app-based just-in-time intervention for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders 2021;291:279 View
  18. Torous J, Huffman J. Mobile mental health: Bridging psychiatry and neurology through engaging innovations. General Hospital Psychiatry 2022;75:90 View
  19. Leech T, Dorstyn D, Taylor A, Li W. Mental health apps for adolescents and young adults: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Children and Youth Services Review 2021;127:106073 View
  20. Kowal M, Conroy E, Ramsbottom N, Smithies T, Toth A, Campbell M. Gaming Your Mental Health: A Narrative Review on Mitigating Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Using Commercial Video Games. JMIR Serious Games 2021;9(2):e26575 View
  21. Sudarshan S, Mehrotra S. Suicide Prevention Mobile Apps for Indian Users: An Overview. Cureus 2021 View
  22. Uribe-Restrepo J, Gómez-Ayala M, Rosas-Romero J, Cubillos L, Cepeda M, Gómez-Restrepo C. Global mental health and the DIADA project. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría (English ed.) 2021;50:13 View
  23. Hogan T, Etingen B, Lipschitz J, Shimada S, McMahon N, Bolivar D, Bixler F, Irvin D, Wacks R, Cutrona S, Frisbee K, Smith B. Factors Associated With Self-reported Use of Web and Mobile Health Apps Among US Military Veterans: Cross-sectional Survey. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2022;10(12):e41767 View
  24. Werntz A, Amado S, Jasman M, Ervin A, Rhodes J. Providing Human Support for the Use of Digital Mental Health Interventions: Systematic Meta-review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2023;25:e42864 View
  25. Liem A, Pakingan K, Garabiles M, Sit H, Burchert S, Lam A, Hall B. Evaluating the Implementation of a Mental Health App for Overseas Filipino Workers in Macao China: A Mixed-Methods Study of Stakeholders’ Perspectives. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2022;13 View
  26. Hechanova-Alampay M, Angeles P, Tuliao A, Hilario E, Pagente A, Narra C. The development and pilot evaluation of a mental health mobile app in the Philippines. Mental Health and Social Inclusion 2022 View
  27. Corbière M, Willems L, Guay S, Panaccio A, Lecomte T, Mazaniello-Chézol M. Développement et tests utilisateurs de l’application Web PRATICAdr : Plateforme de Retour Au Travail axée sur les Interactions et la Communication entre les Acteurs, intégrant un programme Durable favorisant le Rétablissement. Santé mentale au Québec 2021;46(1):175 View
  28. Milne-Ives M, Selby E, Inkster B, Lam C, Meinert E, Narasimhan P. Artificial intelligence and machine learning in mobile apps for mental health: A scoping review. PLOS Digital Health 2022;1(8):e0000079 View
  29. Marques G, Gil R, Franco-Martín M, de la Torre I. Telemedicine solutions for patients with mental disorders: a Delphi study and review of mobile applications in virtual stores. Informatics for Health and Social Care 2022;47(2):223 View
  30. Lee Y. Effects of a mobile health intervention on activities of stress self-management for workers. Work 2023;75(1):233 View
  31. Götzl C, Hiller S, Rauschenberg C, Schick A, Fechtelpeter J, Fischer Abaigar U, Koppe G, Durstewitz D, Reininghaus U, Krumm S. Artificial intelligence-informed mobile mental health apps for young people: a mixed-methods approach on users’ and stakeholders’ perspectives. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2022;16(1) View
  32. Mosher Henke R. Knowing Well, Being Well: well-being born of understanding: Shifts in Health Behaviors Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Health Promotion 2021;35(8):1162 View
  33. Leroux A, Rzasa-Lynn R, Crainiceanu C, Sharma T. Wearable Devices: Current Status and Opportunities in Pain Assessment and Management. Digital Biomarkers 2021;5(1):89 View
  34. Chan P, Furlonger B, Leif E, D’Souza L, Phillips K, Di Mattia M. An evaluation of the behaviour change content and quality of smartphone apps designed for individuals experiencing anxiety: an illustrative example for school psychologists. Educational and Developmental Psychologist 2022;39(2):209 View
  35. Pothier W, Lecomte T, Cellard C, Delfosse C, Fortier S, Corbière M. La réinsertion professionnelle et le retour aux études chez les personnes en début d’évolution d’un trouble psychotique. Santé mentale au Québec 2021;46(2):161 View
  36. Lewicka M, Hamilton J, Waters E, Orom H, Schofield E, Kiviniemi M, Kanetsky P, Hay J. Associations between social COVID-19 exposure and psychological functioning. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2022 View
  37. Mendez K, Budhathoki C, Labrique A, Sadak T, Tanner E, Han H. Factors Associated With Intention to Adopt mHealth Apps Among Dementia Caregivers With a Chronic Condition: Cross-sectional, Correlational Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2021;9(8):e27926 View
  38. MacKinnon A, Silang K, Penner K, Zalewski M, Tomfohr-Madsen L, Roos L. Promoting Mental Health in Parents of Young Children Using eHealth Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review 2022;25(3):413 View
  39. Osma J, Martínez-García L, Prado-Abril J, Peris-Baquero Ó, González-Pérez A. Developing a smartphone App based on the Unified Protocol for the transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: A qualitative analysis of users and professionals' perspectives. Internet Interventions 2022;30:100577 View
  40. Kabacińska K, McLeod K, MacKenzie A, Vu K, Cianfrone M, Tugwell A, Robillard J. What criteria are young people using to select mobile mental health applications? A nominal group study. DIGITAL HEALTH 2022;8:205520762211027 View
  41. Griffith Fillipo I, Pullmann M, Hull T, Zech J, Wu J, Litvin B, Chen S, Arean P. Participant retention in a fully remote trial of digital psychotherapy: Comparison of incentive types. Frontiers in Digital Health 2022;4 View
  42. Stein D, Shoptaw S, Vigo D, Lund C, Cuijpers P, Bantjes J, Sartorius N, Maj M. Psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the 21st century: paradigm shifts versus incremental integration. World Psychiatry 2022;21(3):393 View
  43. Biagianti B, Foti G, Di Liberto A, Bressi C, Brambilla P. CBT-informed psychological interventions for adult patients with anxiety and depression symptoms: A narrative review of digital treatment options. Journal of Affective Disorders 2023;325:682 View
  44. Lippke S, Gao L, Keller F, Becker P, Dahmen A. Adherence With Online Therapy vs Face-to-Face Therapy and With Online Therapy vs Care as Usual: Secondary Analysis of Two Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021;23(11):e31274 View
  45. McCallum M, Ho A, Mitchell E, May C, Behr H, Ritschel L, Mochrie K, Michaelides A. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Outcomes of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy–Based Mobile Mental Well-being Program (Noom Mood): Single-Arm Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(4):e36794 View
  46. O’Callaghan E, Sullivan S, Gupta C, Belanger H, Winsberg M. Feasibility and acceptability of a novel telepsychiatry-delivered precision prescribing intervention for anxiety and depression. BMC Psychiatry 2022;22(1) View
  47. Perdacher E, Kavanagh D, Sheffield J, Healy K, Dale P, Heffernan E. Using the Stay Strong App for the Well-being of Indigenous Australian Prisoners: Feasibility Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(4):e32157 View
  48. Johnson J, Zawadzki M, Materia F, White A, Smyth J. Efficacy and acceptability of digital stress management micro-interventions. Procedia Computer Science 2022;206:45 View
  49. Singh S, Sagar R. Time to Have Effective Regulation of the Mental Health Apps Market: Maximize Gains and Minimize Harms. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine 2022;44(4):399 View
  50. Bührmann L, Van Daele T, Rinn A, De Witte N, Lehr D, Aardoom J, Loheide-Niesmann L, Smit J, Riper H. The feasibility of using Apple's ResearchKit for recruitment and data collection: Considerations for mental health research. Frontiers in Digital Health 2022;4 View
  51. Prescott J. Digital technology to support mental health: a brief introduction to what it is and why it is important?. Mental Health and Social Inclusion 2022;26(2):103 View
  52. Pennou A, Lecomte T, Potvin S, Riopel G, Vézina C, Villeneuve M, Abdel-Baki A, Khazaal Y. A Mobile Health App (ChillTime) Promoting Emotion Regulation in Dual Disorders: Acceptability and Feasibility Pilot Study. JMIR Formative Research 2023;7:e37293 View
  53. Kairouz S, Costes J, Murch W, Doray-Demers P, Carrier C, Eroukmanoff V. Enabling New Strategies to Prevent Problematic Online Gambling: A Machine Learning Approach for Identifying At-risk Online Gamblers in France. International Gambling Studies 2023:1 View
  54. Ramos G, Aguilera A, Montoya A, Lau A, Wen C, Cruz Torres V, Chavira D. App-Based Mindfulness Meditation for People of Color Who Experience Race-Related Stress: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2022;11(4):e35196 View
  55. Castle D, Feusner J, Laposa J, Richter P, Hossain R, Lusicic A, Drummond L. Psychotherapies and digital interventions for OCD in adults: What do we know, what do we need still to explore?. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2023;120:152357 View
  56. Khazaal Y, El Abiddine F, Penzenstadler L, Berbiche D, Bteich G, Valizadeh-Haghi S, Rochat L, Achab S, Khan R, Chatton A. Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Arab Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) by Item Response Theory Modeling (IRT). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022;19(19):12099 View
  57. Wong A, Wong F, Bayuo J, Chow K, Wong S, Lee A. A randomized controlled trial of an mHealth application with nursing interaction to promote quality of life among community-dwelling older adults. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2022;13 View
  58. Agapie E, Chang K, Patrachari S, Neary M, Schueller S. Understanding Mental Health Apps for Youth: Focus Group Study With Latinx Youth. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(10):e40726 View
  59. Guay S, Ouellet-Morin I. Présentation. Santé mentale au Québec 2021;46(1):11 View
  60. Rai D, Bhattacharjee S, Dhakal R, Chattopadhyay K, Neupane D. Effects of mobile technology-based interventions for promoting mental health and psychosocial well-being among young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis 2023;21(4):744 View
  61. Kistner S, Kramer D. Erste Erfahrungen mit einer Selbstmanagement-App in der stationären Suchtbehandlung. SUCHT 2022;68(6):322 View
  62. Torous J, Bucci S, Bell I, Kessing L, Faurholt‐Jepsen M, Whelan P, Carvalho A, Keshavan M, Linardon J, Firth J. The growing field of digital psychiatry: current evidence and the future of apps, social media, chatbots, and virtual reality. World Psychiatry 2021;20(3):318 View
  63. Lavigne K, Sauvé G, Raucher-Chéné D, Guimond S, Lecomte T, Bowie C, Menon M, Lal S, Woodward T, Bodnar M, Lepage M. Remote cognitive assessment in severe mental illness: a scoping review. Schizophrenia 2022;8(1) View
  64. 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
  65. Castro R, Ribeiro-Alves M, Oliveira C, Romero C, Perazzo H, Simjanoski M, Kapciznki F, Balanzá-Martínez V, De Boni R. What Are We Measuring When We Evaluate Digital Interventions for Improving Lifestyle? A Scoping Meta-Review. Frontiers in Public Health 2022;9 View
  66. Eis S, Solà-Morales O, Duarte-Díaz A, Vidal-Alaball J, Perestelo-Pérez L, Robles N, Carrion C. Mobile Applications in Mood Disorders and Mental Health: Systematic Search in Apple App Store and Google Play Store and Review of the Literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022;19(4):2186 View
  67. Rajani N, Bustamante L, Weth D, Romo L, Mastellos N, Filippidis F. Engagement With Gamification Elements in a Smoking Cessation App and Short-term Smoking Abstinence: Quantitative Assessment. JMIR Serious Games 2023;11:e39975 View
  68. Yamamoto K, Ito M, Sakata M, Koizumi S, Hashisako M, Sato M, Stoyanov S, Furukawa T. Japanese Version of the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS): Development and Validation. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2022;10(4):e33725 View
  69. Troitskaya O, Batkhina A. Mobile application for couple relationships: Results of a pilot effectiveness study. Family Process 2022;61(2):625 View
  70. Chang S, Torous J. Open notes and broader parallels in digital health: a commentary on C. Blease’s ‘Sharing online clinical notes with patients’. Journal of Medical Ethics 2023;49(1):22 View
  71. Rickard N, Kurt P, Meade T. Systematic assessment of the quality and integrity of popular mental health smartphone apps using the American Psychiatric Association's app evaluation model. Frontiers in Digital Health 2022;4 View
  72. Khazaal Y, Potvin S, Pennou A, Djomo W, Borgeat F, Lecomte T. Des repères pour la conception des apps ?. Santé mentale au Québec 2021;46(1):119 View
  73. Abbas A, Hansen B, Koesmahargyo V, Yadav V, Rosenfield P, Patil O, Dockendorf M, Moyer M, Shipley L, Perez-Rodriguez M, Galatzer-Levy I. Facial and Vocal Markers of Schizophrenia Measured Using Remote Smartphone Assessments: Observational Study. JMIR Formative Research 2022;6(1):e26276 View
  74. Summers C, Wu P, Taylor A. Supporting Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic Using a Digital Behavior Change Intervention: An Open-Label, Single-Arm, Pre-Post Intervention Study. JMIR Formative Research 2021;5(10):e31273 View
  75. Goldberg S, Lam S, Simonsson O, Torous J, Sun S, O’Dea B. Mobile phone-based interventions for mental health: A systematic meta-review of 14 meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. PLOS Digital Health 2022;1(1):e0000002 View
  76. Chokshi S, Senathirajah Y, Yadav V, Winsberg M, O’Callaghan E, Sullivan S, Verma A, Kachnowski S. A Comparative Evaluation of Measurement-Based Psychiatric Care Delivered via Specialized Telemental Health Platform Versus Treatment As Usual: A Retrospective Analysis. Cureus 2022 View
  77. Zhang D, Lim J, Zhou L, Dahl A. Breaking the Data Value-Privacy Paradox in Mobile Mental Health Systems Through User-Centered Privacy Protection: A Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Mental Health 2021;8(12):e31633 View
  78. Gould C, Carlson C, Alfaro A, Chick C, Bruce M, Forman-Hoffman V. Changes in Quality of Life and Loneliness Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults Participating in Therapist-Guided Digital Mental Health Intervention. Frontiers in Public Health 2021;9 View
  79. Vera Cruz G, Aboujaoude E, Khan R, Rochat L, Ben Brahim F, Courtois R, Khazaal Y. Smartphone apps for mental health and wellbeing: A usage survey and machine learning analysis of psychological and behavioral predictors. DIGITAL HEALTH 2023;9:205520762311521 View
  80. Satre D, Meacham M, Asarnow L, Fisher W, Fortuna L, Iturralde E. Opportunities to Integrate Mobile App–Based Interventions Into Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services in the Wake of COVID-19. American Journal of Health Promotion 2021;35(8):1178 View
  81. 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
  82. Eisner E, Berry N, Morris R, Emsley R, Haddock G, Machin M, Hassan L, Bucci S. Exploring engagement with the CBT-informed Actissist smartphone application for early psychosis. Journal of Mental Health 2023:1 View
  83. Ramos G, Montoya A, Hammons H, Smith D, Chavira D, Rith-Najarian L. Digital Intervention Barriers Scale–7 (DIBS-7): Development, Evaluation, and Preliminary Validation. JMIR Formative Research 2023;7:e40509 View
  84. Deniz-Garcia A, Fabelo H, Rodriguez-Almeida A, Zamora-Zamorano G, Castro-Fernandez M, Alberiche Ruano M, Solvoll T, Granja C, Schopf T, Callico G, Soguero-Ruiz C, Wägner A. Quality, Usability, and Effectiveness of mHealth Apps and the Role of Artificial Intelligence: Current Scenario and Challenges. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2023;25:e44030 View
  85. Hugh-Jones S, Ulor M, Nugent T, Walshe S, Kirk M. The potential of virtual reality to support adolescent mental well-being in schools: A UK co-design and proof-of-concept study. Mental Health & Prevention 2023;30:200265 View
  86. Kim J, Shin C, Han K, Lee M, Jeong H, Pae C, Patkar A, Masand P, Han C. Investigating the effectiveness of a smart mental health intervention (inMind) for stress reduction during pharmacological treatment for mild to moderate major depressive disorders: Study protocol for a randomized control trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2023;14 View
  87. Palermo E, Young A, Deswert S, Brown A, Goldberg M, Sultanik E, Tan J, Mazefsky C, Brookman-Frazee L, McPartland J, Goodwin M, Pennington J, Marcus S, Beidas R, Mandell D, Nuske H. A Digital Mental Health Application Incorporating Wearable Biosensing for Teachers of Children on the Autism Spectrum to Support Emotion Regulation: Pilot Randomized Field Trial Protocol (Preprint). JMIR Research Protocols 2023 View
  88. Müller R, Primc N, Kuhn E. 'You have to put a lot of trust in me': autonomy, trust, and trustworthiness in the context of mobile apps for mental health. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2023 View
  89. Lam S, Xie Q, Goldberg S. Situating Meditation Apps Within the Ecosystem of Meditation Practice: Population-Based Survey Study. JMIR Mental Health 2023;10:e43565 View

Books/Policy Documents

  1. Cerra Z, Apicella M. Smartphone Apps for Health and Wellness. View
  2. Kumar A, Singh A, Choi B. Intelligent Human Computer Interaction. View
  3. Simões de Almeida R. Digital Therapies in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health. View
  4. Lira D, Martínez V. Prevention and Early Treatment of Depression Through the Life Course. View
  5. Heber E, Lehr D, Ebert D, Fraunhofer L, Großmann I. Digitale Gesundheitsinterventionen. View
  6. Weisel K, Baumeister H, Ebert D. Digitale Gesundheitsinterventionen. View