Google Rolls Out Tool To Help Diagnose Depression

This is another great weapon against depression which is truly powerful given the scale of Google across the globe.

Good work 🙂

When you type a depression-related search term into Google, atop the main results, a box will pop up, asking “Are you depressed?” If you click “yes,” you’ll be linked to the PHQ-9, a validated questionnaire that clinicians may use to help diagnose depression. It asks the user to rate whether they have symptoms like: “Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television,” “Feeling bad about yourself — or that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down?” “Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or so fidgety or restless that you have been moving a lot more than usual.”