Phones and mental health: What if an app can tell you if you’re depressed?

Emerging apps use AI to guess when you’ll be sad. Can they also help you feel better?

If you have a sore throat, you can get tested for a host of things — Covid, RSV, strep, the flu — and receive a pretty accurate diagnosis (and maybe even treatment). Even when you’re not sick, vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure give doctors a decent sense of your physical health.

But there’s no agreed-upon vital sign for mental health… (proceed with caution)

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