Gamified app offers anxiety treatment
Rootd, a mental wellness app focused on anxiety disorders, has been named one of the Best Anxiety Apps of 2019 by Healthline. The app also offers lessons on understanding panic attacks and anxiety. The app’s therapist-approved features include a panic button for when individuals are experiencing a panic attack.
Rootd encourages users to take on both short-term and long-term goals. In the short term, Rootd suggests changes a person can make to manage anxiety, such as diet and exercise. Over the long term, the app leads to big shifts in how users think about anxiety and panic attacks using sleep, meditation, and positive visualizations.
Other Rootd features include a deep breathing tool, a body scan tool, guided visualizations, and soothing nature sounds. The app is available in English and Portuguese and will soon be available in French and Mandarin.