This depression and anxiety treatment program is brought to you by Evolution Health Systems, a Research & Development firm dedicated to developing and supporting digital health interventions. Our mission is to reduce stigma associated with mood and anxiety disorders, and to provide community-based access to interactive, personalized, evidence-based treatment.
Guidelines in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, normative feedback, and social cognitive theory form the theoretical constructs behind our technology. Since the original launch in 2000 our platform has undergone four technical and content-based upgrades. These upgrades are based on advances in technology, and results of arms-length research analyzing outcomes with a focus on user engagement.
Peer-reviewed research studies and clinical presentations have found dose-relationships, with significant improvements in frequency of severity of anxiety symptoms, and statistically significant reductions in depressive symptoms after users engage in just a few sessions. Similarly, other outcome data published and presented at academic conferences illustrate relationships between program engagement and positive outcomes.
Outcome metrics, development methodologies, and usability analysis have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Journal of Technology and Human Services, and Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics.
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Dear members, health educators and friends: I am glad to announce that for more than 2 months now I no longer have significant symptoms of depression. This means I am in full remission from MDD which is really great considering I was suffering from depression for the last 8 years. Of course I still have the occasional depressive thought but this time I know what to do to get back on the right track. - eleveno
I finished both the anxiety and depression programs and noticed a considerable improvement in my symptoms in both areas. I've had this problem off and on since childhood. I'm now in my 40's. Thank you!! - john
Welcome to the group! I just joined this website yesterday but I already feel better starting my cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT, because I'm lazy...). From what I see, it focuses on getting you to change what you do, which will then help you to feel better about yourself. The problem with at least my depression is that it causes me to think I'm a loser, and not want to do anything, and then when I do nothing I feel more like a loser because I didn't do anything...and so on! CBT seems to try and help you break that spiral and get you doing the things you want to do. - Iceindigo
I am just writing to sort of update everyone on the progress that I have made since joining this site and in return I hope you will all share with me your progress. Since joining this site, I have worked through the majority of the program and also have been seeing a therapist. I since have been more active with my family, spending time with them but also being present in the moment with them. I have been sleeping better and just generally feeling a lot better. I know that I still have a long way to go...and certain days are a struggle but I feel like I've been able to sort of climb out of a deep hole. - Strength
I decided to make my goal to take a small day trip. Well I chose a place and researched how to get there and miraculously it looks like my husband is on board, too! We might even do it this Saturday. I told my husband how I was doing this CBT and I even told him how I had a printed list of "Pleasant Activities" to choose from, and surprisingly it seems like he is realizing that we need to make more of an effort to do fun things. - CindySue
Well, today I went back to work and am pleased to report I was OK! I thought I would freak out over something but I have actually been OK. Everyone was really nice and just happy to have me back- they didn't ask any nosey questions, just asked whether I was doing better. I know it is probably not a great success but it seems big to me.... This program has been a big help so far… - MyEvolution
I woke up and didn't feel the need to cry. I actually got out of my pyjamas and got dressed. Of course I showered first! I find that cleanliness is a must! I made myself a really healthy breakfast and ate it. Then stopped eating. (been binging lately). I spoke to my boss to arrange for when I start back up with work. I stayed calm through the whole thing. Mostly, I picked myself up and dusted myself off today. Those are small successes but they are mine and I am proud of them. - Diva2
For the first time in over 4 months, I went out for a family dinner. It was with half of the family, which was a good thing. I arrived at 4:00pm and left at 6:00pm. I am so proud of myself that I was able to go out and feel normal, well somewhat normal for a short period of time. I am hoping this is the first step to recovery. - Sharon
I have conquered my anxiety and depression because of these two programs and the tools I learned to use here. I have been well for over a year now and stayed on to help others. The time has come for me to move on and really start living my life to the fullest... It's kind of like leaving the nest...it is a necessary element to my recovery. I want to let you know that if you work the program here you will understand yourself better and you will have the tools you need to change your life and you will get better. I wish you all success on your journeys. - Red
It is my birthday today! and I am so thankful and grateful I am alive and well, and I have not hardly had any panic or anxiety attacks!!! From time to time, I do still use all the skills I have learned here… this site has been a great find for me! Today...I celebrate life!! - Bren
Davit and Sunny thank you very much for your posts, it really does help having the ability to communicate with people who have been through something similar and have found a way to through it. I think I am just finding myself dwelling on negative thoughts and sometimes convince myself things will never change. I now realize these are the thoughts I need to work on changing and challenging. So far the program has provided me with some of the tools needed to deal with my anxiety and panic, I am really looking forward to progressing further into the program and seeing what it can do for me. - tidoubldgerr
Just wanted to share my exciting experience! My high school formal was last night and I managed to make it through the night, even though I had several panic attacks. It was the most amazing night and all my friends were so excited to see me because I've missed the past six months of school but I was able to graduate because I was an accelerated student and had done enough to achieve my Overall Position and make it into university :D I was so proud of myself, and wanted to show you all as proof that anything is possible :) - Kaitie995
Just to leave my feedback. I struggled with panic attacks for 20 years, and after training around 1 year with this program, little by little panic attacks went away… At first could seem a little bit boring to start, but it works. You have dedicated to this like you were in school learning a new subject and make your effort. Other note: all of psychologists and psychiatrists I went in [for] this [for] 20 years, no one gave me a road to solve this problem, which is sad. It was my brother who suffered from depression who told me about this program. - agua
I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something remarkable today. I had a professional photo shoot done. Without this site, my support team and my Dear friend online and my friends offline I would not have been able to do this. I felt minor anxiety while my hair and makeup was being done, but it was minor- maybe a 3. A new year, a new day, a new me! For those of you just starting the program, stick with it. Please don't give up. Find the positives to replace the negatives and shine like you were meant to shine. It is a known fact that people who suffer from anxiety/panic attacks are very creative and talented. When you think you can't do it, remember that you can. Keep going with this program. I want to see all of you sparkle like I am in this moment. - PanicGurl
I have been doing this without psych. meds for several years now. Mostly I have good days now after doing the program. I do struggle with diabetes and the meds that I take for that are affecting my mood now. It's something I am mindful of. I find that doing CBT is a life long endeavor for me and that it takes maintenance of these principle for me to stay well. - Red1
My kids wanted to drive to the farm to get some pumpkins, we were invited by my sister. The kids were so thrilled, I didn't have it in me to break their hearts and say we couldn't go. The drive was an hour long. So I did it, I braved the anxiety and started driving. At first I was really anxious there was even a time where I wanted to stop and turn around but I was committed to keep going. As I kept going, I fought and challenged the negative thoughts and told myself I can do this!!!! And then I did. the anxiety came off in layers...till there was no more. I was enjoying the drive again.... I felt confident and I felt FREE. I felt different, I felt NORMAL, and happy. - Cara423
Today, I had to take the trash out and grabbed the car keys at same time. My son in law, helped me carry the trash out and I walked to the car, hit the key fob to unlock it and told him to get in the car. He looked at me like I was crazy. I got inside. That was my first intention. I just needed someone to be in the passenger seat when I got in drivers seat. I have not driven in over a year due to my fear of driving, prior to that, maybe a handful in the past 5 years, a couple of dozen in the past 10 years. I managed to start the car. I was shaking like a leaf on a tree in a hurricane. Told myself to breath then told the son in law to put on his seat belt. I said, I might just be backing up and pulling back in, but I have to do this. But after backing up...I drove around the parking lot and re-parked the car. I got a high five from the son in law! I love this feeling!! I love this site!! I love the support on here!! One big baby step for me today. - PanicGurl