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A NEW CELL PHONE APP HELPS PATIENTS AND DOCTORS, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Mood 24/7 is the name of a new cell phone integrated service to help people with mental illness monitor their mood daily.  Adam Kaplin, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins and Mood 24/7 inventor, describes the service.

KAPLIN:  So essentially patients registered for their own private accounts online, and then they get sent a text once a day they will have a text going to their cell phone asking how their mood is on a scale of one to ten, one being low ten being high and they just respond how their mood is.  That gets saved in a database which they can go in and see and track their moods over time.  That database can be shared with their doctors or their family members for that matter, their trusted circle, and over time those people can keep an eye on them and see how they’re doing.     :29

Kaplin says Mood 24/7 helps clinicians as well as patients themselves assess how well medications are working and the effect of changing dosages. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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