New study reveals spending time on your smartphone improves mental health
Do you know that the level of your mental health can be improved when you spend a few minutes each day on your smartphone?
That fact has just been proven according to a report published on January 5, in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The report reveals that a new study has proven that spending a few minutes on your smartphone each day can improve your mental health.
In the study, about 100 people were asked to download a group of apps, called “IntelliCare,” from Google Play that were designed to help reduce anxiety and depression.After eight weeks of using the apps several times a day, all of the participants reported significant improvements in their mental health.
“Using digital tools for mental health is emerging as an important part of our future,” lead study author David Mohr, a professor of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said in a statement.
The apps “are designed to help the millions of people who want to get [mental health] support but can’t get to a therapist’s office,” Mohr said