The MindDoc monitoring and self-management application medical device provides continuous long-term sign and symptom monitoring of common mental disorders. This protocol is supplemented by courses and exercises. This enables users to recognize patterns in their symptom trajectories which then can be shared with a mental health care provider and used for self-management.
Patients before, during, or after treatment of mental disorders
General ability to use a smartphone and a web-application (reading, listening)
Access to a smartphone and a 3rd party Appstore (Apple Appstore, Google Play)
no, minimal, mild, and moderate mental disorders
The app may not be suitable for individuals with severe mental disorders including organic mental disorders (F0), most substance-related disorders (F1x.0, F1x.2, F1x.3, F1x.4, F1x.5, F1x.6., F1x.7), schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders (F2), severe depressive episodes (F32.2, F32.2, F33.2, F33.3), bipolar affective disorders (F30, F31, F34.0), dissociative disorders (F44, F48.1), mental retardation (F7), and disorders of psychological development (F8).
We declare that the MindDoc monitoring and self-management application meets the provisions of Annex VII of the Council Directive 93/42/EEC for medical devices. Our EU declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer.
Digital self-help offers can help to identify one’s own problems and symptoms, lower the inhibition threshold for psychotherapy, and improve communication with therapists. Although they are by no means intended to replace psychotherapy, about one in two users feels slightly better when they use them. A major advantage of purely digital self-help services is that they can reach a large number of people at low cost. Our questions, insights, course content and exercises are developed by psychological psychotherapists and are based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and its further development. We closely follow the treatment guidelines of the international associations as well as well-evaluated treatment concepts, so that all our content is evidence-based. More information and links to academic research papers can be found here.
The most current application’s instruction for use can be downloaded here or be requested as a printed version through the support option within the application (Profile –> “Give feedback”)