Google Now Offers Clinical Depression Screening - TheStreet

Beginning today, when users search Alphabet's (GOOGL) - Get Report Google for depression or clinical depression, the search giant will provide the option to take a screening test that helps in understand if the user is suffering from the condition. 

The test, called the PHQ-9, is a clinically validated list of questions that can "help identify levels of depressive symptoms is also available directly from the search result," Google said.

Simply by selecting "check if you're clinically depressed," users will be prompted to take a private self-assessment to determine their severity and if they need further treatment.

"We hope that by making this information available on Google, more people will become aware of depression and seek treatment to recover and improve their quality of life," Google said.

Shares of Alphabet were sinking lower during Thursday morning trading. 

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