MCViewPoint

Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Google’s depression tool ‘could cause more harm than good’ | Daily Mail Online

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 15, 2017

Google wants to control your thinking by more than controlling search results.

Google’s screening tool that enables people to check online whether they are clinically depressed could do more harm than good, one expert has warned.

Last month, the tech giant released a self-assessment quiz, called the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), which pops up as a result for the search query ‘Am I depressed?’ on a computer or cell phone.

Google developed its test in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) but one professor claims that the quiz could just lead to over-treatment of depression amid the US’s opioid epidemic.

He warns the tool’s development was funded by major drug company Pfizer, which profits from the sale of antidepressants.  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4881910/Google-s-depression-tool-cause-harm-good.html#ixzz4skO0CvfI
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Be seeing you

phoca_thumb_l_tcobb34

I am not a number. I am a free man!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: