From the latest statistics made on an Italian basis, we know that about 2.8 million people suffer from depression. The data makes you think, as well as a little scary. Depression is still an evil on which a sort of taboo falls, which often prevents it from being treated and treated in the right way. Many times it is due to environmental factors, such as the work, family or social context in which we find ourselves. A form of depression that has been rampant in recent years is the one called anxious depression, widespread especially among the youngest. But to immediately recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression we will soon be able to rely on our mobile phone. In fact, for them, and not only for them, the latest found by Apple is designed, which works to activate an iPhone function capable of finding depressive behaviors, according to what is foreseen by this futuristic project. Let’s see how.
The most prevalent (and most neglected) mental illness
According to the aforementioned ISTAT data, depression is the most common mental illness in Italy. Even more serious is that the numbers of this disease are constantly growing. Even in the rest of Europe, the numbers are certainly not encouraging and are often higher than those recorded in our country.
Most often, anxiety is traced back to anxiety. Almost 7% of the entire Italian population over the age of 14 suffers from anxious-depressive disorders. Men get sick earlier, while in women the disease gets worse with age. In particular, environments and living conditions contribute. Interestingly, those who are unemployed suffer more often from depression and anxiety than their peers with a job.
Despite being so widespread, depression is often not dealt with as it should, perhaps even out of shame. This leads to serious consequences, such as the increasing incidence of suicides on the death rate. In Italy, currently, 6 out of 100,000 people take their own lives. Also on the basis of these data, which have global significance, Apple has decided to act.
To recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression we will soon be able to rely on our mobile phone
As ANSA reports in an article, Apple is planning an iPhone feature that can diagnose depression early. The works are also taking part in theUniversity of California and the pharmaceutical company Biogen. If the results are as expected, the cell phone will soon be able to understand if we have depression by recording words, expressions and daily activities. Privacy issues may arise, but this futuristic feature could possibly save the lives of many users.
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