This study is testing a new mobile app meant for treating anxiety in young adults.
This study involves downloading and using an iPhone app and receiving text messages. You’d be asked to use the app at least twice a week for 20-30 minutes each time. This study involves 4 in-person visits to the lab—at week 0, week 3, and week 6 of using the app, and a follow-up visit six weeks later. Visits take 1-2 hours, and you would receive $50 in compensation at each visit, for a total of $200.
The app is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, an evidence-based treatment for anxiety. Interacting with the app involves watching videos about anxiety, practicing exercises to target challenging thoughts and behaviors, and using relaxation and coping techniques.