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Associated Press references UCLA smartphone technology developed to detect, monitor student depression

An Associated Press article highlighted how universities and companies across the nation are developing smartphone technology to detect early signs of depression in younger generations. UCLA was amongst campuses highlighted in this sector overview.  The UCLA app referenced in the article is provided via the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression program. STAND assesses whether students are experiencing symptoms of depression and offers immediate treatment options best fit for their needs.

Read more at Associated Press.

Additional coverage: 

Smartphones Use Apps as Depression Detectives Voice of America, Jan. 10, 2019

Phone Apps May Soon Predict Teen Depression Voice of America, Jan. 9, 2019

Detecting Depression: Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst NY Times, Jan. 3, 2019

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst The Daily Herald (Chicago), Jan. 3, 2019

Could smartphones spot teen depression?, 03 Jan 2019

To learn more about the Depression Grand Challenge’s mobile sensing technologies, please read the DGC External Newsletter Spring 2018.

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