Most mental health apps don’t work as advertised. This one actually does—and it’s a video game

Now, for all of its measurable effectiveness, Ferguson does note that The Guardians should not be a replacement for seeking out professional help around mental health. “No app is anywhere close to replacing therapists,” he says, which is consistent with the findings in the Nature study. However, he points out that proven apps could be assistive for therapists, helping their inherently finite consultation spread further.

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