Could specially developed smartphone apps be useful in managing depression?

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  • Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

New Australian research has suggested that using a smartphone app could be a complimentary method of treating depression..

New research from Australia has found that smartphone apps could be an effective tool for managing symptoms of depression. 

Described as first-of-its-kind research by the team, the new analysis was led by researchers from Australia's National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) along with Harvard Medical School, The University of Manchester, and the Black Dog Institute in Australia, who together looked at how effective smartphone-based treatments could be in reducing a range of mental health symptoms and conditions including major depression, mild to moderate depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and insomnia.

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