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Smartphone app detects mood swings

A new mobile phone application may help detect mood swings in people with bipolar disorder.

Led by Zahi Karam, a pilot study with six patients found the app could detect elevated and depressed moods, by analysing the user’s voice during everyday phone calls.

It’s hoped a final version of the app will include a feedback loop, allowing users and their medical team to become more aware of mood swings, and assist in their prevention.

Read more at University of Michigan

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