Last week we talked about few recently launched iPhone/iPad/iPod touch apps to monitor blood pressure, baby monitor, and true labor conditions. Now the apps arena has touched the psychiatric field with the launching of free depressioncheck app. The depressioncheck app is available to iPhone and iPod Touch users through Apple iTune store.
Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric conditions that affect millions of Americans every year. Very few people get their conditions detected and receive help for the treatment.
iPhone/ iPod touch depression and anxiety health screener
Mymoodmonitor.com, the leading website for mental health screening has introduced a free Depressioncheck app which is a simple, easy-to-use M-3 Checklist, a scientifically validated screen for mood and anxiety disorders. The symptom checklist comprised of a short series of questions based on mental health. It takes only three minutes to complete the checklist.
The M-3 Checklist was validated in a study performed at the University of North Carolina and published in the March 2010 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Post, M.D., Director of the Bipolar Collaborative Network, the 2010 recipient of the NAMI Scientific Research Award, and one of the creators of the M-3 Checklist, explains that, “The Depressioncheck app is an extremely powerful and efficient way of distributing the M-3 Checklist screen. By going mobile, we can get this researched based screen in the hands of individuals who can take the screen, whenever it is convenient for them.
If you are suffering with depression, anxiety or any kind of mood swings, you might want to immediately download the app and check your mental status. For those who are feeling suicidal and need immediate assistance, the depressioncheck app also provides a direct, one-button link to Mental Health America’s National Suicide Hotline. I hope depressioncheck app will be helpful for people in detecting their mental health and receiving treatment on time.