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IntelliCare is a suite of apps that work together to target common causes of depression and anxiety like sleep problems, social isolation, lack of activity, and obsessive thinking.

These apps are part of a nationwide research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Download individual apps or the whole IntelliCare suite from the Google Play Store.

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The IntelliCare Apps



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In the News & Online…

June 4, 2015 - The Week: Can your smartphone treat depression?

May 26, 2015 - Scitech Now: Finding the secret to happiness on our smartphones?

April 20, 2015 - Psychiatry Advisor: Top 10 Mental Health Apps

April 19, 2015 - Black Witch: IntelliCare/Mobilyze!: The Mental Health App that Helps

April 13, 2015 - Cosmos Newsblog: Depressed? There's an app for that

April 10, 2015 - Intellicare app is your new personal therapist

April 10, 2015 - WBEZ's Morning Shift: Apps offer mobile therapy (Audio)

April 9, 2015 - Psychiatry Advisor: Intuitive Apps Can Help Patients With Anxiety and Depression

April 9, 2015 - Science & Enterprise: Trial Testing Mobile Apps for Mood Management

April 8, 2015 - FOX 32 Chicago: New phone apps help manage, treat depression and anxiety

April 8, 2015 - The Chicago Tribune: Worry Knot, iCope and a suite of IntelliCare apps from Northwestern

April 8, 2015 - Medical Xpress: Depressed? Apps lift mood with personalized therapy

April 6, 2015 - Virtual Agent Chat: Intelligent Assistants as Intervention Against Depression

The IntelliCare Team

We are a team of academic researchers, psychologists, and software developers dedicated to developing eHealth behavioral interventions that can help people make positive behavior changes that can improve their health and well-being. We collaborate with teams all over the world to study ways technology can benefit those living with depression and anxiety.

Northwestern University Depression Research Study

The Artificial Intelligence in a Mobile Intervention for Depression and Anxiety Research Study (AIM) is investigating the use of Internet and mobile phone technologies to teach mood management skills to people with depression and anxiety. Research has already shown that these skills, when delivered by a therapist face-to-face or over the phone, help people with depression to improve their mood. The goal of the AIM study is to develop the same kind of treatment, delivered via the Internet and mobile phone technology.

The possible benefits to you from this study include helping to shape a new intervention for people experiencing depression. Taking part in this study may help scientists to better understand how to treat depression using new technologies.

Anyone who is interested using a mobile applications that contain tools to help people become more aware of their moods and what causes them to change is invited to participate. During the study, participants will test these tools using their own mobile devices, several times per day as they go about their daily activities. While using the mobile app, participants will answer questions about their health and provide suggestions and feedback on how the intervention might be improved.

To participate in the AIM beta testing study, you must:

If you are interested in participating, and would like to begin using the apps, you may download the IntelliCare apps from this site.

When you first launch an IntelliCare app, you will need to complete the informed consent form to join the study. (You may decline to fill out the form and still use the app's full functionality without being a study participant.)

Individuals who consent to participate in the research study will be entered into a lottery to win a $50 Visa gift card.

If you encounter any problems or have any questions about the apps, please e-mail and we will be happy to respond promptly.

For more information, contact a staff member by email at, or the study coordinator by phone at (312) 503-1249.

In the future, if you would like to participate in similar kinds of studies, please consider joining our participant registry.

This study (STU00074405) has been approved by the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board.