A group of experts has recently disclosed that the smartphone application proved to be an effective option for the treatment of depression. This treatment is said to be more accessible to reach of millions of people across the world and also the safest one.
It is declared by the World Health Organization this year, depression is the leading reason for the disability and illness. Also the study conducted by the latest Global Burden of Disease declared depression as one of the leading ten causes of death around the world.
The research by the experts discovered that the smartphones application based on the treatment against depression can open up the self-managing and non-stigmatizing avenues about care of people who trapped in depression condition. The application will help those depressed people to understand, monitor and manage their mental health by themselves.
A postdoctoral research fellow and lead author, Joseph Firth from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) of Australia said in a statement that, “The majority of people in developed countries own smartphones, including younger people who are increasingly affected by depression.
The Researchers from NICM of Australia, Harvard Medical School, Black Dog Institute and University of Manchester have examined nearly 18 random trials that took a closer observation of 22 unique mental health treatments based on the smartphone with 3,414 people between the age-range of 18-59.
Firth added in statement, “Combined with the rapid technological advances in this area, these devices may ultimately be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments for depression, reducing the societal and economic burden of this condition worldwide. Smartphone devices may ultimately be capable of providing instantly accessible and highly effective treatments for depression, reducing the societal and economic burden of this condition worldwide,”