Google Partners with NAMI to Increase Access to Test for Depression

Google has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to increase the public’s access to the PHQ-9, a clinically validated screening questionnaire which assesses the taker’s possible level of depression.

Google users in the U.S. who search “clinical depression” via a mobile device will be prompted to take the test. The results serve as a reference point and can spur the test taker to have a more informed conversation with their doctor, leading to sooner treatment of possible depression.

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