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The Depression Test Review

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1.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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The Depression Test is designed to help users track depressive symptoms over time. The home screen has three tabs: Test, Results, Info. The Test tab prompts you to launch the PHQ-9, a validated tool to detect the presence of depressive symptoms over the past two weeks. Once the questionnaire has been completed, a score is returned which can be saved in the app. Under results, the user can view all previously saved scores on a graph, depicting patterns and change over time. The Info tab provides the user with educational information about depression symptoms, causes, treatments and self-help guide. Other features include setting a weekly reminder to complete the survey.

Technical Details

Available for: Android 2.3 or up
Developer: Japps Medical
Type of Treatment: Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional?: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Cost Tag (for use in “Apps” page) Free
Get it on: Google Play

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There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of The Depression Test

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