"Can Your Smartphone Tell You You're Depressed?" – Well.org

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Dr. Ben Michaelis, PhD, a clinical psychologist who recently released a new book entitled, Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Be Happy, believes this could be a groundbreaking study to helping diagnose depression.

“Although we are certainly not at the place yet where we can use this kind of motion sensitive data to make firm diagnoses, we can be using it as a ‘red flag,’ to suggest that something is wrong,” Michaelis said. “I believe that there will be many other new uses of this technology to help people with affective illnesses like depression to lead happier and healthier lives.“

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