Today I received my About.com newsletter, which includes an excellent article by Matthew Tull, Ph.D. which is about an app that is aimed at those with PTSD. It is called the PTSD Coach.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD has developed a smartphone app to help those who are suffering with PTSD, better manage their symptoms.
This app is FREE, and has been receiving positive reviews. The PTSD Coach can be downloaded from iTunes and Android Market.
Dr.Tull notes that the PTSD Coach is not a replacement for professional treatment, but it gives someone with PTSD immediate access to quality information on PTSD and how to manage its symptoms. With the app, you’ll have easy coping strategies such as relaxation or anger management techniques.
It also can help you connect with support if you feel you’re in a crisis situation. Family members of those with PTSD, may also find the app helpful in understanding a loved one’s illness.
The National Center for PTSD is currently working on an app called the PTSD Family Coach.
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