An App to control your anxiety

March 20, 2014 12:21
An App to control your anxiety

Scientists claim that playing a science-based smartphone gaming app for just 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals and so an application [App] for controlling anxiety is getting developed. The app is being developed based on an emerging cognitive treatment for anxiety called attention-bias modification training [ABMT].

The focus is on to ignore a threatening stimulus [such as an angry face] instead on a non-threatening stimulus [such as a neutral or happy face] and ultimately this brings down the anxiety levels said the scientists who have done a research on 75 participants.

The scientists also believe that this app could eventually be developed to assist in the treatment for other mental health disorders, such as depression or addiction.

(AW: Vamshi)

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