Morpheus should be used by patients undergoing Behavioral Therapy with an in-sensu self-management module.
Morpheus should be used when the attending therapist or doctor incorporates it into the therapy and explicitly advices the patient to use Morpheus.
Morpheus can be used for all exposure-based therapies, especially for the following diagnosis:
With Morpheus, the therapy session can be recorded. The recordings are only stored locally on the smartphone. Highest data security is guaranteed.
The therapy sessions can be played back at any time. Data is collected continuously and can be discussed with the therapist in the next therapy session.
Stress regulation games can be used at any time, e.g. to distract from high stress and to regulate emotions during an exposure.
All skills are designed to appeal to different senses, but are not addictive.
During the use of Morpheus, statistics are collected via questionnaires. These can be discussed with the therapist during the therapy session. In this way, it is possible to react promptly in the event of unusual developments.
Morpheus was created in 2011 as part of a bachelor thesis. Since then, the app has been continuously developed and researched. Here is an excerpt of the most important studies conducted with Morpheus:
Martin Bohus, MD, PhD; Nikolaus Kleindienst, PhD; Christopher Hahn, MSc; Meike Müller-Engelmann, Dr rer nat; Petra Ludäscher, Dr sc hum; Regina Steil, Dr rer nat; Thomas Fydrich, Dr rer nat; Christine Kuehner, Dr sc hum; Patricia A. Resick, PhD; Christian Stiglmayr, PhD; Christian Schmahl, MD, PhD; Kathlen Priebe, Dr rer nat. (2020) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (DBT-PTSD) Compared With Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in Complex Presentations of PTSD in Women Survivors of Childhood Abuse. A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.2148 Published online July 22, 2020.
Görg N, Priebe K, Deuschel T, Schüller M, Schriner F, Kleindienst N et al. Computer- Assisted In Sensu Exposure for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Development and Evaluation. JMIR Ment Health 2016; 3(2):e27. doi: 10.2196/mental.5697.
Martin Bohus, Christian Schmahl, Thomas Fydrich, Regina Steil, Meike Müller-Engelmann, Julia Herzog, Petra Ludäscher, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Kathlen Priebe (2019). A research programme to evaluate DBT-PTSD, a modular treatment approach for Complex PTSD after childhood abuse. 10.1186/s40479-019-0099-y
You need a paid activation code to use Morpheus. Enter this code once when you start the app. Request activation codes if you are a patient, therapist or representative of a practice or clinic.
The validity of the code starts at the moment of the usage, not the purchase.
Each code can be used only once. Contact us if you need a second code, e.g. because you got a new phone.
For the introduction of Morpheus we currently offer it at a discounted price of $7 / month (USD). The payment is one-time, there is no subscription!
Have questions? Please contact us about using Morpheus in your therapy, practice or clinic or if you have any other questions or feedback.