Google wants to help diagnose clinical depression

People in the US who Google depression will see links to a mental health self-assessment quiz.

Google has worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide links to a clinically approved questionnaire that askes users nine questions to help diagnose depression.

The BBC quotes Google’s product manager Vidushi Tekriwal as stating that answers would not be logged by the company and the completion of the questionnaire would not result in targeted advertising.

If the experiment is successful, it may be rolled out to other countries.

UK readers please note – there is a clinical depression quiz freely available on the NHS Choices website.

Sources: Telegraph; BBC.