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Doctor issues warning over mindfulness apps offering ‘quick fix’

“We noticed that apps are promising consumers quick, easy, effortless and often instant solutions, to what they’re framing as their health issues,” she said.”So we’d see things like, ‘in just ten minutes you’ll sleep better’, or ‘just listen, the app will do the rest and your anxiety will be gone’, or ‘track your mood everyday and your symptoms will improve’.”And she said that such quick-fix pledges could be damaging to those seeking help.

Source: Mental health: Doctor issues warning over mindfulness apps offering ‘quick fix’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

About Dr Ramesh Manocha

Dr Ramesh Manocha MBBS BSc (med) PhD is a GP, educator and researcher. His PhD was completed at the Royal Hospital for Women and focused on the scientific evaluation of meditation and the mental silence experience. Ramesh is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Sydney University and is also the founder and convenor of Generation Next, a national circuit of professional development seminars for education, health and welfare professionals. View all posts by Dr Ramesh Manocha →
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