I’m always on the lookout for how technology can better help people with mental health issues. But some uses of technology leave me scratching my head. Take, for instance, this one:
If you email a depression assessment quiz to college students, some will take it. Some of those who take it will have depression.
Those are the astounding findings from a research study presented the other day at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
But few of the students who received the email at four different colleges bothered taking the quiz — only 691 students — suggesting that it remains an ineffective way of reaching students (except those who may already believe they have or may be at risk for depression).
Worse yet, the email quiz did nothing to encourage students to seek out treatment for depression…
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