Push for tablets to diagnose depression

GPs are not always the best judges of depression, according to an Australian study which showed the aid of a simple computer tablet to be a better bet for diagnosis.

When identifying patients with depression, the GPs’ performance was  “poor” compared to the tablet-based Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) which has been validated for use in a primary care setting, the researchers said.

In fact, they