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- The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the US mental-health crisis, with apps like Calm and Headspace booming as people try to cope.
- Now, a new cohort of apps are working to directly treat mental illness, rather than just help people get by.
- Three such companies told Business Insider their programs can drive similar results as medication, and said they believe in-person therapy is outdated.
- The Food and Drug Administration has in recent months moved to help these mental-health apps become more available.
- Experts at the FDA, National Institute of Mental Health, and American Psychiatric Association told Business Insider that evidence indicates the apps work, and that regulators are frantically playing catch up.
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The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated a universal mental-health crisis.
Symptoms of anxiety and depression are rising across