Manifestations of bipolar disorder range from mild to severe, but all patients experience periods of exultation and depression, and each has its own symptoms.During manic periods, patients are extremely active, sleepless and sometimes make risky decisions.The depressed mood makes them cry, stay in bed too long and sometimes think of suicide.This is when patients need someone to call them, says Peter Hegeland who suffers from the disorder.If you feel depressed it can be really tricky and hard to tell people I need help.
Danish company Monsanto created a smartphone app that can analyze the owner’s moods and behavior and alert therapists and family members. One of the bipolar patients testing the app Mads Trier-Blom says,when he was feeling tense, a therapist monitoring his condition remotely, immediately called to ask how he was doing.This measuring back to a clinician and, and the clinician is able to call you back when she sees something which makes her alert.It is very special for Monson so as far as I know. In addition to registering the patient’s behavior and the interactions with others that may influence their mental health, the app also requires some self-assessment by the patient.All data is compared with the patient’s account at the health providers’ office.Swedish psychiatrist Kristoffer Sodersten is using the app with his patients.This type of sensor data can in combination of self-assessments, provide a hint regarding whether they match up or if there is a discrepancy.
Bipolar patients who tested the app say early registration of their moods swings is helping them learn to cope with the symptoms when they appear.
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1. The depressed mood makes them cry, stay in bed too long and sometimes think of suicide.
stay in bed 卧床
I'm afraid you have to stay in bed for a week.
2. ... and, the clinician is able to call you back when she sees something which makes her alert.
be able to do sth 可以做某事
They were able to concert their difference.
丹麦公司Monsenso研发了一款智能手机应用程序 。这款程序可以分析手机主人的心情和行为，并向治疗师和机主的家庭成员发出警报 。测试这款程序的一名躁郁症患者表示，每当他感到紧张时，远程监测他心理状态的治疗师就会立刻给他打电话，询问他境况如何 。这些数据会来到临床医生的手中，如果医生觉得有让她感到不妙的情况，她就会给患者打电话 。就我目前所知，这款程序是非常特别的，因为它不仅可以记录患者的行为以及患者与他人之间的互动（这些都可能会影响到患者的心理健康），它还要求患者做自我评估 。这些数据都会与患者在医疗机构办公室的情况做对比 。瑞典精神病专家克里斯托弗(Kristoffer Sodersten)正在让他的患者使用这款程序 。这款程序的传感器数据，在与患者的自我评估结合后，就能提供一些信息，以判断患者是否符合某种情况，或者有什么偏差 。