AL­LE­VI­ATE SYMP­TOMS OF DE­PRES­SION WITH A SMART­PHONE APP

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Aus­tralian re­searchers have found that smart­phone apps can sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce peo­ple’s de­pres­sive symp­toms. With the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple now own­ing smart­phone de­vices, these new dig­i­tal ther­a­pies can be use­ful for man­ag­ing con­di­tions in­clud­ing ma­jor de­pres­sion, mild to mod­er­ate de­pres­sion, bipo­lar dis­or­der, anx­i­ety and in­som­nia. The study found this form of ‘self-man­age­ment’ was found to be em­pow­er­ing for pa­tients.

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