Self-Help: There’s An App For That

By Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.

Digital therapy is the new frontier of health innovation — and the tech world has taken notice. Myriad apps promise to make you happier, more mindful, less anxious — you name it.

But, do they work?

Recently, psychotherapist and statistician Irene Gorodyansky was highly critical of the digital therapy space. She called out some new (and not-so-new) entrants for exaggerated claims of effectiveness, and argues that digital self-help is neither efficient nor compelling.