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Wysa is the top clinically approved app for stress during Covid
ORCHA recommends Wysa as the best app for managing anxiety during COVID 19. With the impact of the pandemic on mental health, digital health resources emerged as a tool to self-manage. Wysa featured on a list of clinically approved apps to deal with health anxiety and feelings of isolation.
A within-group analysis showed that users who engaged more with Wysa showed a higher average reduction in depression symptoms (reduction of 31% in pre- scores) as compared with those who engaged less with Wysa (reduction of 18% in pre- scores).
A between-group analysis revealed that the average impact or improvement (pre- minus post- depression scores) among the high-user group was significantly higher (mean 5.84 [SD 6.66]) compared with the low user group (mean 3.52 [SD 6.15]); with a Mann-Whitney P=.03 and with a moderate effect size of 0.63.
1 Inkster, B; Sarda, S; Subramanian, V (2018). "An Empathy-Driven, Conversational Artificial Intelligence Agent (Wysa) for Digital Mental Well-Being: Real-World Data Evaluation Mixed-Methods Study". JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 6 (11): e12106. PMID:30470676.
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Disclaimer: Wysa is not designed to assist with crises such as abuse, severe mental health conditions that may cause feelings of suicide, harm to self, and any other medical emergencies. Wysa cannot and will not offer medical or clinical advice. It can only suggest that users seek advanced and professional medical help. Please refer to crisis helplines and reach out to your country-specific suicide hotline in case of an emergency.