UpLift for Depression

UpLift for Depression

By UpLift Health Inc.

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2018-09-20
  • Current Version: 1.1.11
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 54.92 MB
  • Developer: UpLift Health Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3
From 32 Ratings


"I have already had my eyes opened to so many new tools in only one forty minute session with the app." "Thank you so much. I'm seriously about to cry because today's session was so important and useful to me." *SCIENCE* A pilot study of 80 UpLift users showed that in just 1 month, those who stuck with the program had nearly a 50% reduction in depression scores that lasted.(1) UpLift was developed by expert psychologists and leaders from the field of mobile mental health. It's based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which has been used to treat people with depression for over 30 years. "UpLift is strongly aligned with the principles and methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy. A carefully done study has clearly demonstrated its positive outcomes for people who struggle with depression." - Dr. Keith Dobson, Advisor and a world-renowned expert on CBT. He's been president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the author or editor of over 15 books on CBT. *SESSIONS* UpLift provides you 12 interactive sessions that are around 45 minutes long each week. In the sessions, you'll be answering questions, doing mental exercises, and getting customized feedback and guidance. Here are some of the sessions you'll work through: - The Emotional Equation - Positive Activities - Lies Depression Tells You - Recognizing Thought Errors - Confronting Thought Errors After the sessions, you'll unlock tools in your toolbox. *TOOLBOX* The toolbox contains tools that enable you to apply the skills you learn in the sessions to your daily life. Here's a sample of some of the tools you'll unlock with UpLift: - Problem Solver - Mood Journal - Trigger Plan - Thought Errors - Reframing Struggles - Goal Trainer - Mood Boosters *COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that was developed in the 1960’s, based on the idea that modifying thought and behavior patterns was more important than understanding the psychological origins of behavior. Because this new method does not require the presence of a therapist, attempts were soon made to automate the process, first with “bibliotherapy” (CBT self-help books), and then with “CCBT,” or Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. UpLift is a new generation of CCBT (now called “iCBT”). UpLift uses our own proprietary programming technology to make it dynamic and responsive and modern UX design to make it a pleasure to use, while maintaining tried-and-proven CBT methods at it's heart. *PRICING* UpLift is free to download and the first session is free of charge. You can unlock all of the sessions and the entire toolkit via an auto-renewing subscription. There are two subscription options: *$29.99 for 1 month *$44.99 for 3 months Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription of 1 month ($29.99) or 3 months ($44.99) will automatically be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period at the same subscription length and price unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your subscription may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase. *TERMS & PRIVACY* Terms of Service: https://www.uplift.app/termsofuse Privacy Policy: https://www.uplift.app/privacypolicy *CONTACT* Email - contact@uplift.app Facebook - www.facebook.com/UpLiftTheApp Twitter - www.twitter.com/UpLiftTheApp (1) - Liu, E., & Pluta, A., & Dobson, K. (2018, November). Pilot Study on UpLift – A Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mobile App for Depression. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D.C.



  • Technical problems

    By ferball31
    The content has been good; the actual app is not very reliable. I can’t get the notifications to go away (which is insignificant, but still drives me crazy), sometimes it’s hard to navigate inside the app, and lately it won’t even open unless I turn my phone off and on or delete and reinstall the app. I was finding it useful, but had to cancel my subscription because I’m just not going to spend money on something when I don’t even know if it will open or not.
  • Retarded.

    By kismesitude
    I’m 12 and severely depressed, I have seen from a therapist, he recommended this app. So I sign in and it just kicks me out for being 12, people like me may be young but still need help. To be shown the door like that was dumb. Fix please.
  • Fabulous App!

    By Seamus1001
    I am an actual user of Uplift- most of the negative reviews are by people who have never used the app, but feel entitled to leave a negative review because there is a higher than average subscription fee. The fee is well worth it - they’ve built much more into Uplift than the average app has, and it really helps. I have been using Uplift for 3 months. When I started using it I was deeply depressed. Uplift started to help immediately, and it raised my baseline and I have many more good days than bad. Uplift feels very responsive and tailors some of what it suggests to my answers. It feels like interacting with a caring therapist. It seems like the training and activities are generally based on CBT, Behavioral Activation, Martin Seligman’s ideas about optimistic reframing of events and challenges, and general problem solving. Uplift is very supportive and makes it easy to incorporate the various strategies in your day to day life. Their tech support is also very responsive. I am deeply grateful for the help Uplift has given me and continues to give me.
  • Crashes after a few weeks

    By LawStud3nt
    I’ll echo what others have said. At first I liked it but after a few weeks it crashed repeatedly. I deleted, redownloaded and it still won’t work. Womp. Wasted $30.
  • App doesn’t work!

    By leftcoastred
    It’s stuck. I deleted the re installed but, still isn’t working. No customer serve/help link in so there’s no way to get help. I am now out $50, for a three month subscription. Buyer beware.
  • Helpful

    By DBMcCarthy
    I have found this app helpful to augment, reinforce, and practice what I’ve learned through therapy. It offers a structured way to review principles and apply techniques at a comfortable pace of your choosing that mimics the conversational style of therapy. The price is higher than typical apps, but it seems like a good investment considering that it packages and guides you through a suite of lessons and tools. The benefit seems proportional to the effort you invest in using the app, with one exception: there is no easy way to scroll through and review all of the entries you make in the mood journal and the various tools, the way you could in a traditional journal.
  • Horrible and shameful

    By EmeraldSeas
    This is a sick scam to take advantage of depressed people. The app starts off like it wants to help you then a few moments into using it it demands a huge fee. Absolute garbage and the app makes should be banned from the App Store permanently.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - helpful!

    By Sponsor 2013 Review
    This is much more cost effective than therapy but uses similar tools! It’s a good way to work through some things & learn more about your thoughts - while gaining some coping skills. Especially if you’re in a place where you can’t afford therapy! This is not a permanent replacement for therapy for everyone - but super helpful!
  • App stopped working & customer service unresponsive

    By WantMy1155Coins
    It worked great for about two weeks but after that functionality declined on a daily basis until it crashed completely. It took about a week to totally stop working. Definitely not worth the money.
  • overpriced

    By simplestupidname
    I was under the impression that the in-app purchases would be for special features, but instead they charge you if you want to move forward in the program. At first I thought the app was great, and I recommended it to a struggling friend, but apparently inexpensive help is too good to be true.