The search giant, Google, had rolled out the feature that allows users to screen themselves for depression online. When looking for clinical depression in the smartphone version of Google’s search tool, users will be able to tap the “Check if you’re clinically depressed” button.
Are You Depressed? Google’s Latest Search Feature Will Help You!
Depression is one of the problems that affect a majority of people these days. The worst part of depression is people don’t even know that they are suffering from this condition.
Well, now we are living in a digital world. Nowadays, people end up looking for information about medical problems in the internet and search giant Google is always their first choice.
If you remember, Google rolled out a new feature known as “Symptom Search” last year which helped users to find out information about their existing medical problems. Now, going one step ahead, the search giant had rolled out the feature that allows users to screen themselves for depression online.
While searching for clinical depression in the smartphone version of Google’s search tool, users will be able to tap the “Check if you’re clinically depressed” button. The user is then taken to a quiz where they must answer about their own behavior.
This tool will help users to determine the level of depression. After that, they can easily make a decision to visit a doctor. This tool is made with the help of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
According to NAMI, clinical depression is the common condition with almost one in five Americans experiencing an episode in their lifetime. However, only 50% of people get treatment.
The feature is right now available to US users, it will be soon rolled out to other countries. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.