Top apps for psychiatrists

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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Productivity on October 28, 2022
Wondering about the top apps for psychiatrists? Here are seven apps you should download to help you stay on top of your workload and daily tasks.

    Top apps for psychiatrists

    Mental health professionals work with many patients and seek to diagnose and treat their mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. Due to the demanding nature of the job, psychiatrists often struggle to find time for various activities, both personal and professional.

    For this reason, they often look for tools that can help them navigate their workload and daily tasks better. Fortunately, there’s an app for almost anything today, including medical apps for mental health care providers.

    Among other functions, these apps can help psychiatrists keep up with the latest developments in the world of psychiatry and common mental health disorders they treat:

    • Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks

    • Bipolar disorder

    • Depression

    • Eating disorders

    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

    • Paranoia

    • Schizophrenia

    • ADHD

    Here are seven great apps to help psychiatrists.

    Great apps for psychiatrists

    Thanks to the diversity of the apps available, these handy tools can assist psychiatrists in various ways. The most useful mobile apps for clinicians and psychiatrists fall under three categories and can help them:

    • Stay up to date with the latest research and studies

    • Provide treatment

    • Manage their time efficiently

    Keep reading to learn more about our selection of apps and how you can use them to advance your knowledge and efficiency.

    Talkspace

    Talkspace is an app that aims to make mental healthcare more accessible and affordable. It offers several options for therapy and a psychiatry feature that offers evaluation and helps patients with medication management. These telemedicine and telehealth apps skyrocketed in popularity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Each user goes through a brief assessment to customize their experience and find the best match for a mental health provider. 

    Psychiatrists who use this app can schedule online therapy sessions with their clients and earn a steady monthly income. Best of all, your schedule is entirely flexible, allowing you to use this app full-time or to supplement your income. You can connect with your clients via live video sessions or text messaging.

    Headspace

    Headspace is a guided meditation app that provides evidence-based mindfulness, stress, and sleep lessons. According to the American Psychiatric Association, mindfulness meditation can help positively change our brain, improving our physical and mental health.

    With this in mind, psychiatrists can use the app as a valuable addition to their psychotherapy treatment plan, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It will encourage patients to engage in self-care behaviors and improve their overall well-being.

    APA Monitor on Psychology

    The APA Monitor on Psychology app lets you stay updated on the latest mental health news. The app will display new daily articles dealing with psychology education, practice, and behavioral science. Plus, you can access the current issue of the APA’s magazine and all the past issues for free.

    Best of all, you can download the texts and read them offline. If you lack time for reading, consider pairing this app with a handy text to speech tool, allowing you to listen to the texts on the go. Besides text, you’ll find beneficial interactive digital enhancements and psychological tests to aid you in providing treatment.

    Clinical Scales

    Clinical Scales is a free app you can use for clinical assessment. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and can come in handy for screening various mental health conditions. The app provides several scales, some of which target specific mental illnesses. Some of the most commonly used scales include:

    • Clinical global impression scale

    • Mood disorder scale

    • Autism scale

    • Geriatric depression scale

    • Abnormal involuntary movement scale

    PsycEssentials

    PsycEssentals is the mobile app version of the popular mental health guide of the same name. Thanks to its portability, it serves as a pocket resource for mental health providers and includes the following valuable resources:

    • Information on antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs

    • Assessment tools

    • Referral resources

    A nifty Notes feature allows clinicians to write their remarks on specific chapters. Furthermore, they can favorite specific sections and access them faster next time.

    uDictate

    As the name suggests, uDictate is a dictation app available for Apple devices on the App Store. The app primarily targets healthcare providers and legal professionals. uDictate lets users continuously record for 24 hours, allowing licensed therapists to record interventions and follow-up sessions. These recordings can be invaluable as a training tool.

    Speechify

    Speechify is a user-friendly text to speech (TTS) app that converts digital text into audio files. This powerful app can work with most of the apps we listed in this article, making it the most versatile and valuable option.

    Speechify allows mental health medical professionals to catch up on the latest developments regarding mental health issues while going about their day. The ability to multitask is essential for the efficient daily organization of any psychiatrist.

    In addition, they can download various articles and convert them into speech, allowing easy access on the go, whether at home, commuting, or at the office. By using the scan feature, psychiatrists can also scan their notes and turn those into audio files as well for enhanced record keeping.

    Speechify is available across all major devices, including PSs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

    Try Speechify today

    Speechify can help you successfully navigate much more than your professional tasks. Download the app for free today and explore how it can benefit your daily life.

    FAQ

    Is there a psychiatrist app?

    Several apps can significantly benefit psychiatrists in providing mental health services and organizing their time, including Psych on Demand, PsycEssentials, and Speechify.

    What apps are good for mental health?

    Some of the best mental health apps include Moodkit, Talkspace, and Headspace.

    Can psychiatrists have social media?

    No rules prohibit psychiatrists from having social media. However, individuals who choose to use social media should conduct themselves professionally and avoid making any comments they wouldn’t make in a professional capacity.

    Do mental health apps actually work?

    Mental health apps can be highly beneficial for users. However, it’s important to remember that these apps can’t substitute a therapy session or receiving medical treatment.

    When should you visit a psychiatrist?

    You should visit a psychiatrist if you’re experiencing mental health symptoms that adversely affect your daily life.

    What conditions do psychiatrists treat?

    Psychiatrists diagnose and treat various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. 

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