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Pacifica: stressed or worried? An app to help yourself (Mobile App User Guide)
  1. Steven K Poon
  1. Correspondence to Dr Steven K Poon, Department of Family Medicine, Section of Sports Medicine, University of Washington Sports Medicine at Husky Stadium, 3800 Montlake Boulevard NE, Box 354060, Seattle, WA 98195-4060, USA; stevenpo{at}uw.edu

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Name of mobile application

Pacifica.

Category of the mobile application

Mental health.

Platform

Apple (iOS V.6.0 or later); Android (V.4.0 and up).

Cost

Free version with limited features, full version $3.99 monthly subscription fee after 7-day trial period or $29.99 yearly subscription fee.

About the app

Pacifica is a mobile application that is designed to target stress, anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and relaxation approaches. Pacifica tracks daily use and goal achievement. When logging in for the first time, and the first time each day, the app inquires how the user feels and why he or she may express that mood (figure 1). From the home screen, users are able to choose four different activities: relaxation, meditation, goal setting and recording thoughts. Each activity has further subcategories; relaxation and mediation are functional, …

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