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Device and app depression treatment launches in UK

Medical device company Flow has launched a medication-free treatment for depression in the UK. The treatment comprises a brain stimulation headset and a therapy app. In a Q&A with Digital Health Age in November, its co-founder and CEO Daniel Månssonsaid: “The headset uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a form of neurostimulation that delivers a gentle electrical…

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Brain training apps could help depression patients, study finds

Brain-training apps could help alleviate the symptoms of depression, according to a study at Queens College, City University of New York. The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, involved 46 young adults who showed mild to moderate depressive symptoms, including depressed mood, loss of interest, concentration and energy, and difficulty sleeping. These participants…

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Apps for depression: Mobile features that make the fight easier

Anastasia Yaskevich, enterprise mobility researcher at IT consulting company ScienceSoft, looks into the concept of apps for depression and lists how each of their features can be useful for those suffering from mental health problems. According to World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. However, the lack of visible symptoms and, hence,…

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NHS-recommended apps on World Mental Health Day

  The NHS Apps Library offers a selection of online tools designed to help with people suffering from anxiety, stress or depression   Chill Panda This app teaches the user relaxation and breathing techniques. It measures heart rate and offers tasks designed to suit particular states of mind and to distract form worries. Chill Panda is…

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