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PTSD can be Treated With Smart Phones and Tablets

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 29, 2011 at 6:53 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
Many war veterans are unable to forget the gory memories of war and are battling varying degrees of post traumatic stress disorder. Many resort to therapy and other methods to find relief.
 PTSD can be Treated With Smart Phones and Tablets
PTSD can be Treated With Smart Phones and Tablets
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Recent mobile phone applications may be of help in treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new insight has revealed.

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Applications like 'T2 Mood Tracker,' 'PTSD Coach' and 'Breathe2Relax' are a boon to war veterans suffering from anxiety, stress and mood problems. Although these applications cannot replace psychiatric counseling, they can adequately support such forms of therapy.

These applications provide sufficient information about post traumatic stress disorder with tips to manage the symptoms. The Mood Tracker application allows users to give a name to their mood and helps record their changing moods.

'PTSD Coach' by pentagon-VA is useful in spotting symptoms and also provides step-by-step instructions in muscle relaxation and breathing. Further, this application allows users to make a ready telephone list of people whom they can contact when they need help.



Source: Medindia
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