The Depressed Texter

Researchers at Northwestern University are developing an app that would monitor the frequency of a depressed person’s phone calls, texts and emails. They feel that people with depression may feel better with more cell phone interruptions when they are in the midst of a low day. The app called Mobilyze!, would tap into the phone’s GPS and accelerometer to see if a user has been lying around at home all day.   Nothing like trying to make money off your ridiculous study, huh?  Another way to beat depression would be to STOP living on your cell phone, stop the tweets, stop the texting and get outside and live a little.   Here’s a study that connects texting with depression and anxiety.   So who is right?

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