Friday, April 29, 2005

Australian study uses mobile phones to monitor teen angst

Well, here's a new one. An AFP newswire article reports (here on Yahoo! News) that:

Australian researchers are planning to use teenagers' love of mobile phones to help monitor adolescent depression and pick up warning signs of potentially suicidal behaviour.

Psychologist Sophie Reid from Melbourne's Murdoch Children's Research Institute hit upon the idea after finding it impossible to persuade teenagers to fill in normal monitoring documents such as questionnaires and diaries.


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