PTSD apps

Apps for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

There are a number of mobile phone apps and online tools for PTSD. They can help you monitor your symptoms which can be shared with your health care professional.

PTSD means getting stuck in re-experiencing a traumatic event. Your body and mind act like the event is still happening, right now, even though it is in the past. It keeps your body in a fight or flight response. PTSD can lead to depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. If you or someone you know might have PTSD, it’s important to get help. Read more about PTSD.

There are a number of apps and online tools to help support your treatment and road to recovery. Here are a few that Health Navigator have reviewed.

App Features Clinical review
CPT Coach

  • Based on cognitive processing therapy (CPT) principles 
  • Tasks
  • Reminders
  • Worksheets
  • Education and information
  • Available from App Store and Google Play
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about CPT Coach
PTSD Coach

  • Self-help tools
  • Symptom tracking
  • Education and information
  • Self-assessment
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about PTSD Coach
 
PE Coach 2

  • Based on prolonged exposure (PE) therapy principles
  • Distress management techniques
  • Reminders
  • Record therapy sessions
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about PE Coach 2
T2 Mood Tracker

  • Mood tracking
  • Reminders
  • Graphs and reports for sharing
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about T2 Mood Tracker

Learn more

Apps for PTSD PsyberGuide

References

  1. Posttraumatic stress disorder and mobile health: App investigation and scoping literature review JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Oct; 5(10): e156.

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