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NHS trials new mobile app to treat paranoia

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

 

People with paranoia are to be offered a new NHS app which encourages them to slow down their thinking.

Users can input information about distressing thoughts and use a tool to convey the intensity of the feeling.

The app, which has been called “the first of its kind”, then encourages the user to slow down by asking a series of questions.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust will trial it on patients in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

 

It said research has shown fast-thinking habits contribute to paranoia, one of the most common severe mental health problems.

 

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