Pentagon’s trove of Stress Disorder iPhone Apps for Soldiers

The Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs has added a new application to its collection of iPhone and iPad apps to help soldiers struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The latest app, called PTSD Coach, offers a self-assessment test, step-by-step instructions in muscle relaxation and breathing as well as resources for support and suicide prevention. Other apps like Breathe2Relax , Tactical Breather and T2 MoodTracker are "portable stress management tools" offering breathing exercises and mood assessment. All these apps are Free.

Pentagon gives great importance to PTSD. Last year, it reported that over 400,000 veterans who received mental health treatment were diagnosed with PTSD. Since its launch in April this year MoodTracker has been downloaded about 17,000 times. PTSD Coach, launched a month later, has been downloaded about 11,000 times in 37 countries, including Mexico, Latvia and Japan. --------

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