Japan faces major depression problems. So major, that they had to look for alternative therapy solutions. Mobile phones seemed to be most handy and now treatment takes place through them.

Japanese benefit from an interactive service which offers cognitive therapy sessions that identify a person’s level of depression by asking questions about his or her sleeping and eating habits, weight change, and emotional state.

The service can be seen as a complete treatment, or as a complementary one for those who have more complicated symptoms. Almost one million Japanese people receive treatment for depression, but their actual number is thought to be much higher.

[via: afp]