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Smartphone apps may help reduce depression

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Sydney, Sept 23: Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, a finding which may pave the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people with the mental disorder, researchers have confirmed. The results showed that smartphones open up non-stigmatising and self-maging avenues of care for the people with depression because smartphones can help them monitor, understand and mage their own mental health. “Smartphone devices may ultimately be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments for depression, reducing the societal and economic burden of this condition worldwide,” Firth added. (IANS)

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