02 Aug '12, 1pm

New PTSD app for iPhone, Android | Defense Tech

New PTSD app for iPhone, Android | Defense Tech

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon have released a new version of the smartphone app for vets dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. The new app – for both iPhones and Android phones – is called PE Coach. PE stands for Prolonged Exposure, a reference to prolonged exposure therapy for dealing with traumatic memory. The new frontier of mental health apps assists users through their treatment of PTSD in conjunction with therapy. PE Coach is designed to help service members and veterans, especially those between visits with a military health care provider, said Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. With PE therapy, a patient revisits the traumatic memory with a therapist, and as he or she emotionally processes the memory, anxiety decreases. The therapy also helps the patient confront situations that trigger memories of ...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/08/02/new-ptsd-app-for-iphone...

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