Potential vocal tracking app could detect depression changes

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 8, 2021 – According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people worldwide have Major Depression Disorder and another 20 million have schizophrenia.

MDD and schizophrenia are among the most common precursors to suicide and, according to a 2018 CDC report, suicide is the second-leading cause of death in youth and young adults between 10 and 34 years of age, the second-leading cause of death of Black children between 10 and 14 years of age, and the third-leading cause of death for Black adolescents between 15 and 19 years of age.