New Anxiety App Aims to Help

Anxiety disorders can be debilitating. For people who don’t seek professional help, a new iPhone app offers guidance.

AnxietyCoach ($4.99) allows people to track their worries. Based on a user’s responses, the app suggests therapeutic exercises.

Users select situations, such as talking to authority figures or being observed while eating, that make them anxious. Each situation is linked to a to-do list, exercises that the app’s creators say challenges people to face their fears.