Antidepressant app helps patients choose the best suited medication

Antidepressant app helps patients choose the best suited medication

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Depression affects one in ten Americans at some point in their lives, but because it is a psychological illness there is no single medication that works for everyone. Instead, doctors prescribe antidepressants using an informed trial and error strategy, swapping to different medications if and when patients don’t fit with a drug or its side effects. Now, Start is a mobile health program from Iodine, which uses a smartphone app to help doctors and their patients track the effects of their medication and determine if it is suited to them over a six week period.

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