Unhappy people speak in a different tone: New Study

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Nov 042014
 
Unhappy people speak in a different tone: New Study

Therapists could pick up signs of depression just be listening to how their patients talk, after a study found that unhappy people speak in a different tone. Researchers discovered that vocal features change as feelings of depression get worse, becoming more gravelly, hoarse, and less fluent. They hope the findings will allow doctors or psychotherapists to spot when people are feeling down, even when they claim that they are happy. And they want to develop an app which records a patient’s voice pattern so that […]

Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

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Apr 302014
 
Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescents are establishing their own identities, doing more things independently, trying out different roles, taking more risks socially, and possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and all this can come with emotional costs. So it can be complicated to tell the difference between the typical turmoil of a teenager, and a depressed teen. “It’s difficult for parents to recognize depression in teens, since kids in this age group can have more emotional highs and lows, and they also tend […]