Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017
Chances are you probably use your smartphone to do things like pay bills, schedule appointments, and shop. But is it a good idea to rely on one to treat your mental health? A search for “mental health” in the Android app store provides a seemingly endless list of apps that claim to alleviate symptoms of conditions from anxiety to schizophrenia. Last month saw the introduction of the WoeBot, an artificial intelligence-powered “chatbot” based in Facebook messenger that interacts with the user, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help manage mood.
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