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What are assistive technologies?
The Technology Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 described an assistive technology device as "any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
Assistive technologies can be "high tech" and "low tech:" from canes and lever doorknobs to voice recognition software and augmentative communication devices (speech generating devices).
What'sMyM3 allows you to track your mood disorder with 3 minute assessments. The tracking is useful for telling you when you need to speak with a health professional. This link takes you to the Apple Application Store but this application is also available for Androids.
Moodlytics provides a more in-depth and guided mood tracking experience. You can track your mood, use tags and photos to add more detail, and see analytics of your moods and the various causes.
Depression CBT is an Android application that allows you to track your mood, keep a cognitive thought diary, and provides articles about depression and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Designed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app is a portable stress management tool. Breathe2Relax helps you calm the "fight or flight" response anxiety disorders cause by utilizing diaphragmatic breathing exercises.
The Headspace application can help reduce anxiety and stress and improve well-being by guiding users through meditation sessions.
Employees with Depression
Accommodation Ideas for Depression
The Job Accommodation Center provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. This page lists resources for effective accommodations for employees with depression or other mental health problems.
Finding Assistive Technology
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