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Alexandria, VA: Students come up with app for stress

Nov 28, 2017, Alexandria (VA) News: T. C. Students Develop App To Help Teens Cope With Anxiety http://www.alexandrianews.org/2017/11/t-c-students-develop-app-to-help-teens-cope-with-anxiety/ Four T. C. Williams High School students, who developed a game application titled, “Rebudd: A Mental Health App for Adolescents” to help those with anxiety, won the opportunity to present it at the 2017 American Medical Informatics Association National Conference earlier this month. As noted in the team’s abstract, “Anxiety is one of the most common, debilitating mental illnesses, especially among youth, affecting about 25% of American adolescents 13 to 18 years of age. Affected individuals may experience many symptoms including fear, nervousness, absence from social activities, poor school performance, eating disorders, etc. Mobile games have been an increasingly popular form of treatment for mental illnesses, including anxiety, but current available options are proven to be ineffective and only target prevention. We developed and tested a health app to assist those with stress, nerves, anxious tendencies, or anxiety.”…