Heart health apps improving outcomes
In this American Heart Association article, you'll learn about:
- Links between heart disease and mental health
" About 22% of people with heart disease struggle with depression[i] and according to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, depression alone costs the U.S. economy an estimated $210 billion per year, with more than 60% of the cost related to treating comorbid conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. "
- Digital health tools addressing heart health
" Happify Heart and Mind teaches people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol strategies to reduce stress, incorporate more heart-healthy foods into their diet, and integrate more movement into their days. "
- The efficacy of these digital products to create better outcomes
" The efficacy of Happify’s therapy has been proven through two randomized controlled trials and three published studies in peer-reviewed publications. One published randomized controlled trial found a 25% reduction in both the symptoms of anxiety and depression for those using Happify, when compared with an active comparison condition, psychoeducation, used as directed by this study. "