New Optimism for the Mac App Store

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[] Sydney, Australia - According to one Sydney developer, a new kind of Optimism has finally hit the Mac App Store. Unique mental health software, Optimism, has already risen to no. 3 in the Top Grossing Chart for Health and Fitness after just 3 days. Developer James Bishop said that he is very optimistic about the software's future.

Optimism gives individuals a framework for self-help, in managing depression, bipolar disorder, or other physical and mental health conditions. It gets people started in being proactive about their health, learning the choices they can make everyday to assist in their wellbeing. As the software can be completely customized to suit an individual's specific circumstances, it is relevant to any health condition that affects, or is affected, by mood. In brief, Optimism helps people to:

* Develop, test and monitor personal strategies that help them remain in good mental health

* Grow in their understanding of "triggers", and the early warning signs of mental health problems

* Find concrete starting points for discovering interactions between the factors that affect their health. Charts and reports form a feedback loop, which helps them detect these interactions more easily

* Develop a mental health plan that documents strategies and appropriate steps in the event of illness. It can be easily and regularly updated as self-understanding increases.

Device Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 9.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Optimism 3.6 is $24.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category.

Optimism Apps Pty Ltd is a Sydney based company founded by James Bishop in 2007. Its software and online applications have been sold to mental health professionals and individuals in over 50 countries on all continents. The applications are now being deployed in co-branded and fully-branded forms, to organizations in North America, Europe and South East Asia. Copyright 2007-2011 Optimism Apps Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.