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Practical Apps May 25, 2018

Pediatric anxiety apps: What works?

An estimated 30%+ of Canadian children and adolescents will be diagnosed with an anxiety or related disorder in their lifetime. These disorders have significant long-term consequences for children including an increased risk for other mental health conditions (e.g. depression), sleep problems, somatic symptoms, suicide, attention/cognition problems, poor academic performance, and poor peer relationships.

Challenges accessing mental health services is a barrier for many, which means that alternate supports parents can provide their children, along with self-help tools for adolescents, can have a huge impact.

See what Toronto pediatrician Dr. Niraj Mistry had to say in his latest Practical Apps review of four anxiety apps: Anxiety Coach, MindShift, thinkFull, and Breathe, Think, Do.

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About the author: Gillian Wansbrough is a writer and the editor of Connected, as well as manager of communications at OTN.