A Combined Digital and Biomarker Diagnostic Aid for Mood Disorders (the Delta Trial): Protocol for an Observational Study


Olmert T., Cooper J. D. , Han S. Y. S. , Barton-Owen G., Farrag L., Bell E., ...More

JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS, vol.9, no.8, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.2196/18453
  • Journal Name: JMIR RESEARCH PROTOCOLS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: proteomics, early diagnosis, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorders, BIPOLAR-II-DISORDER, CLINICAL-TRIALS, MENTAL-DISORDERS, EFFICACY TRIALS, DEPRESSION, PREVALENCE, GENERALIZABILITY, BURDEN, FRAMEWORK, IMPACT

Abstract

Background: Mood disorders affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, imposing a substantial medical and economic burden. Existing diagnostic methods for mood disorders often result in a delay until accurate diagnosis, exacerbating the challenges of these disorders. Advances in digital tools for psychiatry and understanding the biological basis of mood disorders offer the potential for novel diagnostic methods that facilitate early and accurate diagnosis of patients.