Almost everyone with cancer experiences some kind of psychological distress. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, or other symptoms, it can harm your mental health and your physical health.
Now there’s a convenient personalized treatment you can access on your smartphone or tablet. It’s called attune™ and it’s based on proven medical strategies—in fact, you need a doctor’s prescription to get it.
Several types of therapy have been proven to help people living with cancer manage their anxiety and depression—even improve their quality of life. Some of these therapies include cognitive behavioral stress management (CBSM) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). These skills-based therapeutic approaches are designed to help people understand and manage their emotional reactions.
Trusted cancer advocacy associations recommend treatments such as CBSM for people with cancer who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or other kinds of distress. Principles of CBSM have been programmed into attune™, in partnership with leading cancer experts and with input from people who have cancer.
Attune™ is available to patients today, but only by prescription from your doctor. Due to COVID-19, the FDA recognizes that cancer patients are struggling now more than ever. Their recent guidance enables the immediate release of attune™, while it is also being studied in clinical trials. If you’re still receiving medical treatment for your cancer, you can use attune™ at the same time. If you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or other symptoms of psychological distress you think may be associated with your cancer, ask your doctor if the attune™ program can help.