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Has Google stopped amazing us? Maybe not, as now it's going to help you in diagnosing depression
Google never seizes to amazing us. In another major invention, the tech giant now wants to help people figure out if they are depressed.

Google is using its algorithms to track people who search for the term "clinical depression" and plans to present them with helpful information along with asking them to check for clinical depression.

And if the user clicks on it, he or she will be presented with a private questionnaire. The answers to the questions present in the questionnaire are fixed with back-end algorithms and will help the user in determining whether he or she is clinically depressed or not.

What makes this innovation even more amazing is that it caters to the very basic problem associated with clinical depression: people don't want to talk about it or do not realise it or in the worst cases, refuse to accept it. Given the innovation Google has come up with, people would not need to visit doctors and can find out about their depression without the need to share it.

And if the person is identified with depression, Google would show him information on how to tackle it, remedies available, and insights that can help him in making a more informed and effective decisions.

As per research, one in every five Americans faces depression at one or the other point in his life but what is more worrying is that only one in ten seeks treatment for it. So, half of the people do not even seek treatment.

To efficiently implement the plan, Google has partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). It has also said that given the sensitive nature of the responses, it is ensuring that no responses are stored. 

As of now, the project is limited to users in the United States.

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