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The Defense Department released a free smart phone application for service members, veterans and their families to track emotional health issues, according to a DoD news release.

The T2 MoodTracker application differs from others on the market in that it focuses on deployment-related behavioral health issues such as post-traumatic stress, brain injury and depression.

Using a set of 10 descriptions or feeling anchors for each health issue, users can rate their feelings and make note of events or experiences that affect their health. This information can be tracked over days, weeks or months and used as a self-help tool or to share with healthcare professionals, according to the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, which developed the app.

For now, the application is available  for smart phones that use the Android operating system. The application should be available to iPhone users early next year.


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