3.6 out of 5
Easy to follow/ live coach assistance.
Mainly text based.
Lantern is an easy-to-follow app that is most suitable for users dealing with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety. The program’s guidance administered through the series of steps is brief and clear, and suitable for mobile devices. However, the program’s biggest advantage derives from the “live coach,” who promotes users’ motivation and assists in ongoing support as needed. Compared to most CBT-based digital interventions, this element contributes greatly to the overall experience. On the downside, although short and to the point, the text-based steps would be more engaging if they were delivered via another medium (e.g. video, audio).
Notes for Clinicians
Lantern could be added as a supplement to treatment that uses similar therapeutic principles (CBT) for patients dealing with mild to moderate anxiety. The patient can use the program for practice between sessions, provided it correlates with the topics discussed within the session.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017