Smartphone apps are effective in fighting depression, says study
A study in Australia shows that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression.
This is important because it may open doors to finding a safe and accessible way to treat millions of people who suffer from depression.
There is a lot of stigma attached to depression and smartphones can help patients monitor, understand and manage their own mental health.
Smartphone devices are also instantly accessible so it is shown to be more effective. It can also reduce the economic costs of treating this condition.
Apps have been found to be useful in improving mood and helping patients, who report signs of major depression, mild depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and lack of sleep.