Depression is a highly prevalent public health challenge and a major cause of disability across the globe.
- Annually 6.7% of Americans (that is, more than 16 million).
- Traditional approaches to curb depression involve survey·based methods via phone or online questionnaires.
- Large temporal gaps and cognitive bias.
Social media provides a method for learning users' feelings, emotions, behaviors, and decisions in real-time.
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