- For a lot of people, their first port of call is a Google search: terms such as “depression” or “am I depressed” are common.
- Google Trends.It’s possible Google feels some responsibility, being the first stop for many people who think they may be depressed, as it has announced a new tool to help people diagnose depression.
- “Statistics show that those who have symptoms of depression experience an average of a 6-8 year delay in getting treatment after the onset of symptoms,” chief executive officer of NAMI, Mary Giliberti, wrote in a Google guest blog post.
- The main aim of the tool is to help raise awareness of depression and encourage people to seek treatment.
- “We hope that by making this information available on Google, more people will become aware of depression and seek treatment to recover and improve their quality of life,” Giliberti said.
Google is offering a new tool to help you diagnose whether or not you are depressed when you google symptoms.
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