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  • Writer's pictureNona Kocher

FDA approves phone app to help with depression

The FDA has approved a phone app called “Rejoyn” to help with depression — https://www.rejoyn.com


Rejoyn incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, and “emotional faces memory tasks.” Here is some information about emotional faces memory tasks and how it is theorized to help with depression — https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-018-0025-5


Here is some information from the FDA about the clinical trial that showed a positive response of the Rejoyn app for peoples’ depressive symptoms — https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cdrh_docs/pdf23/K231209.pdf


Currently, the Rejoyn app will be available via prescription by summer 2024.


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