Every situation in our life like a phase and that make us different moods. But most of time people become depressed easily in some cases. Here I came with a app that can calculate your depression. Problem is become more complicated when we gonna treat some mental patients. This health app is a simple question and answer tool, enabling an individual to assess whether or not they maybe suffering with depression.
It does this by asking 9 questions and providing a series of four prompts, based on regularity of symptoms. The App then provides a view on whether the individual is likely to have depression, and if so its’ severity. It is free to download from iTunes. It simply and quickly gives the user an indication of whether they may have depression. Knowing an answer to set of symptoms may in itself help the patient. The App seeks to help educate rather than provide a definite diagnosis, indeed it makes clear that it’s assessing a set of symptoms and providing a tentative assessment. At the end the App provides a set of guidance, with a clear warning that if depression is suspected then the individual should see their doctor.
The World Health Organization estimates that by 2020, depression will be the number 2 cause for lost years in healthy life worldwide. The App is developed by patient.co.uk’seditorial team, who have 10 years experience of creating content, previously given to patients directly by their doctor. The questionnaire is a diagnostic tools used by healthcare professionals to help screen for depression.
The App makes clear that if any suggestion of depression is suspected then the patient must consult their doctor. That said, if a person is to the point they feel they must self-diagnose depression via an app then urgent consultation with their health care provider is necessary no matter what the result of the app’s questionaire. Basically, if a patient feels the need to download this app — they should be seeing their healthcare provider immediately. Whilst giving patients guidance is important, the App developers may consider advice for family and friends if they suspect mental health issues in a relative or friend.