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Changes in Speech Patterns Could Be Used to Monitor Mental Health

phone[Source:  Psych Central]

New research may lead to a smartphone app that analyzes your speech to monitor your mental health.

It’s based on research from the University of Maryland that shows that certain vocal features change as feelings of depression worsen.

Researchers envision the day when those who are feeling depressed can open the app on their smartphone and simply talk about their day. That information is sent to your therapist, who can use the recording to monitor your depressive symptoms.

The research is part of an interdisciplinary initiative at the university to devise patient-focused mental health monitoring systems. Rather than relying solely on self-reports, the systems could monitor physical and psychological symptoms of mental illness on a regular basis and provide both patients and their mental health providers with feedback about their status.

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