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Apple and UCLA Launch Depression and Anxiety Study

Added 08-04-20 03:12:03pm EST - “Apple is teaming up with the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch a three-year study to understand how sleep, physical activity,...” - Macrumors.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Macrumors.com: “Apple and UCLA Launch Depression and Anxiety Study”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Apple has made it easier to keep track of conversation threads in Messages by allowing users to pin threads in the app.

Apple has including the ability to send inline replies to specific messages that appear in the conversation thread of a group chat.

Apple is teaming up with the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch a three-year study to understand how sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routine can impact anxiety and depression (via CNBC).

Kicking off this week, the study was co-designed by researchers at UCLA and Apple, and it will utilize the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Beddit sleep tracker that Apple owns and sells. UCLA and Apple hope the study will "revolutionize detection and treatment of depression."

Connecting quantifiable data like heart rate, sleep, and physical activity to anxiety and depression symptoms has the potential to allow health care providers to note warning signs and prevent the onset of depressive episodes, track treatments, and find depression causes. From UCLA psychiatry professor Dr. Nelson Freimer, who is the study's principal investigator:

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