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BYU Research: Mental Health Apps Are a Cheap, Effective Self-Help Tool


According to BYU research, apps used to track diet, exercise, or mental health can actually be great self-help tools for users. 

When it comes to strengthening your mental or emotional health, would you trust an app?

A trio of BYU professors — health science researchers Josh West, Benjamin Crookston and Cougar Hall — has published new research that says the answer is yes.

The group was looking to identify what it is about health apps that influences users’ behavior. Over three studies, they surveyed roughly 600 people who had used diet, physical activity or mental health apps in the past six months.

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