15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

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Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. Depending on your level of anxiety, you might find it handy to monitor your feelings on your way to work, check in with yourself and de-stress midday, or find a way to fall asleep more easily.

By downloading a few apps and keeping them handy on your phone, you can have quick access to help and support whenever you need it. Keep in mind though, that experts say these apps should never be the only way you manage your anxiety.

"While some of these apps can absolutely be helpful in a support role to manage stress and periodic anxiety, they should not be seen as a substitute for the treatment of an anxiety disorder," clinical psychologist Dr. Josh Klapow, host of The Web radio show, tells Bustle. "The problem is that anxiety is both a normal human experience that can be distressing, and a series of clinical psychiatric problems that need to be treated by a professional." So if your anxiety is impacting your life in a way that's beyond the scope of an app, don't be afraid to reach out to a therapist or a loved one for some extra help.

That said, apps can be a great tool in conjunction with other forms of treatment. "One of the benefits of digital technology is that it can help us to engage in anxiety-reducing behaviors on a more frequent basis," says Klapow. "These apps help us monitor anxiety levels more frequently, remind us of strategies to reduce anxiety, and can provide specific tools and techniques for specific situations — all at our fingertips." Here are a few great ones.