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There's a new app that could help alleviate Londoners' paranoia

We're not trying to make you paranoid about it or anything, but according to a recent study by King's College and University College London, Londoners are really paranoid, with one in three of us regularly experiencing thoughts of distrust and suspicion. Don't panic, though – this new app could sort you right out.

Developed collaboratively by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at Royal College of Art, and the Psychosis Research Partnership, King's College London, SlowMo aims to provide immediate 'digital therapy' from your handheld device. By visualising users' worries – in this case variously sized thought bubbles that can be popped – SlowMo claims it can calm users by slowing their thought process, as well as advising on coping methods.

The app is currently in clinical trials, but you can find out more about it in the video below: 

Check out another app that'll set your mind at ease: RedZone shows you the safest routes around London

Want more cool apps? Here are five handy survival apps for new Londoners

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