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Smartphone App Found to Help Users Cope With Emotional Difficulties

A smartphone app that reminds users about reasons for living as well as puts distraction, relaxation, and coping tools at their fingertips may help patients at risk of self-harm to better cope with unpleasant thoughts and emotions, according to a study published today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.To augment cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinicians advise some patients experiencing significant distress to use a “hope box”—a physical container that stores items that serve as reminders of positive life experiences, people who care, and coping and distracting strategies.On the basis of this concept, Nigel...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

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