- By Dana Sparks
Apple Debuts a Coaching App for Anxiety
The AnxietyCoach is a new Apple app to help people conquer fears and worries by guiding them through a series of confidence-building exercises. It also simultaneously tracks anxiety levels in real time and gauges their progress. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D.,L.P., says, “The app is based on a long history of clinical research of what is helpful in conquering anxiety. It really challenges people to face their fears, as opposed to other apps that focus on relaxation strategies but don’t get to the core of what is helpful in the long term.”
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B-roll of the app and sound bites with Dr. Whiteside are in the downloads above.
Expert title for broadcast cg: Dr. Stephen Whiteside, Mayo Clinic Psychiatrist