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Google now offers a test, potential help for depression

Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 08:06:18-04

Google is launching a new feature that's designed to help people dealing with depression.

Mobile users in the U.S. who search for "clinical depression" will now be offered a clinically validated questionnaire called 'phq 9'.

The test asks about such items as energy, appetite and concentration levels.

Google says the test is a "private self-assessment" that determines whether users should seek professional help.