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New research: Can smartphone data be a digital marker for discriminating bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder?
New research suggests smartphone data on mobility patterns could be a promising digital diagnostic marker for discriminating bipolar disorder from unipolar disorder.
Peter Hagelund talks about his experience of getting the wrong diagnosis and how finally after six years he got the right diagnosis and treatment.
In this video, Monsenso user Mads Trier-Blom speaks of his experience using the Monsenso app as a part of a clinical trial. The Monsenso app helped him to become more aware of his mood, and other factors, such as sleep, and their influence on his bipolar affective disorder.
Clinical observations suggest that changes in speech features have been suggested as valid measures, to identify periods of depression and mania in bipolar disorder. For instance, reduced speech activity may be considered a symptom of depression, and increased speech activity may predict a switch to hypomania.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. People suffering from bipolar disorder will have periods or episodes of depression – where they feel very low and lethargic mania – where they feel high and overactive.