Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A mobile app to treat PTSD

The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the release of a mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment. The app is called PE Coach.

PE Coach is the first mobile app designed to support the tasks associated with prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD. Providing hip-pocket access to the necessary tools for successful PE participation, the app includes audio recording capability for easy playback after sessions; tools to support patient tasks between sessions; and visual displays of symptom reduction over time. In addition, PE Coach is integrated with smartphone calendar functionality to encourage patient recall and session attendance.

PE Coach will help providers and patients overcome certain barriers to PE implementation, dissemination, and adherence.

Learn more about PE Coach here.

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