Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Researchers have developed numerous applications that they claim can heal your wounds. But the question that arises here is that do they actually help you beat the blues?
An eminent team of researchers from Universities of Manchester and Liverpool claim to have developed a smartphone application that can take care of your problems.
The 'Catch It' app uses some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), helping users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.
The app, which takes users through a process referred to as "Catch it, Check it, Change it," aims to help the user identify thoughts and thinking styles associated with a shift in mood or a particular emotion.
Researcher Peter Kinderman said that this type of therapy cannot remove problems, but it can help people deal with them in a more positive way.
It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
(With ANI inputs)