ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WhatsMyM3, the most popular mental health app on both iTunes and Google Play, is now available in 12 languages. That means this leading mental health and wellness app can be used by millions of people around the world making it easy for them to screen for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease.
"WhatsMyM3 now speaks the languages spoken by 3.9 billion people throughout the world," said Henry Acosta, mental health advocate. "This app makes it easier for people around the globe to track their mental health scores."
WhatsMyM3 is now available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (European), and Russian.
What It Does
WhatsMyM3 is the first test that accurately rates a person's risk for four major mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, bipolar, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). One in five Americans suffer from one of these diagnosable and treatable illnesses — and depression has become a worldwide problem — hence the huge need for this tool.
The WhatsMyM3 app gives you a numerical score that helps you and your primary care physician better understand and manage your overall health. This system allows you to gauge your own mental health, similar to how you would track other health-related metrics such as blood sugar, cholesterol or body mass index.
You get your score immediately after completing the app's groundbreaking three-minute questionnaire. You also get four subscores, reflecting your risk for each of the four major conditions. This simple screening test can be taken anonymously online (whatsmym3.com), on Facebook or through a mobile device (the app is available on iTunes and Android stores).
Empowers You and Your Doctor
By sharing your WhatsMyM3 results with your doctor or mental health professional, you can focus and collaborate on proper treatment and track progress. The app also screens for suicide risk and substance abuse, offering an immediate telephone hotline linkup and urging that follow-up steps be taken.
About WhatsMyM3 Information
WhatsMyM3's evidence-based checklist was developed by a team of highly regarded mental health experts and clinicians for their subject matter expertise and their groundbreaking work in mood disorders and academic medicine. The WhatsMyM3 Collaborative is made up of Robert M. Post, MD, head of the Bipolar Collaborative Network; Bernard M. Snyder, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, Georgetown University and cognitive behavioral therapist; Larry Culpepper, MD, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University; Gerald Hurowitz, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, Columbia University and clinical psychopharmacologist; and Michael L. Byer, information management specialist and President, M3 Information. For health systems please visit M3Clinician.com.
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