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Transdiagnostic interventions

At Minddistrict, we believe in positive change in people's thoughts, feelings and behaviour, regardless of whether an individual has a specific mental health diagnosis or broader complaints.

But, whilst realising that diagnoses don’t always encompass what an individual experiences, we encourage the development of transdiagnostic content in digital therapy. This approach gives healthcare professionals the ability to choose the modules, diaries and other components that best suit a client's situation, creating a personal route to recovery together.

What is a transdiagnostic approach?

A transdiagnostic approach to mental health looks beyond the diagnosis. Whilst there are important advantages to classifying what individuals experience in diagnoses, it can be helpful to first focus on someone's most pressing symptoms or situation, such as sleep problems, or their emotions. Some interventions may be beneficial for many different people with different complaints. Transdiagnostic working can also better reveal what an individual can do themselves, helping them to play an active role in their treatment.

By working with a transdiagnostic approach using the Minddistrict catalogue, a healthcare professional treating a client with depression could choose to not only assign them the depression module, but also additional useful content on topics such as self-esteem, finding balance or learning relaxation techniques. You can choose what fits best, what is needed most, and what motivates your client.

Developing transdiagnostic content

When creating transdiagnostic content that can be used across many scenarios, we keep in mind that despite the fact the content may be more generic than that created for a specific diagnosis, there will still always be a goal that needs to be met. We use the intervention mapping method to create both our transdiagnostic and diagnosis-specific modules, using the practical knowledge of care providers and the experiences of clients. Our whitepaper explains how the intervention development process works.

Minddistrict intervention developer Ida co-wrote the whitepaper

How can you use our interventions?

We understand that there are many different components to choose from and that it can be difficult to decide which approach to take. We can help services to create care pathways based on the needs of their clients, and can advise which types of content may work best for your digital offering. Below, you can see how we have divided our catalogue of content into transdiagnostic themes. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!