Remote Depression Study

Treating depression is hard. We want to make finding the right medication faster and easier.


Study Information

Symptoms of depression can result in changes to how you speak. By analyzing your speech, we think it’s possible to determine whether an antidepressant is working within a much shorter time period. We need lots of data from both healthy people and those with depression to understand what healthy speech patterns sound like. By contributing, you will improve our understanding of depression which can help those in need.

Participating in this study involves:

  • Making daily speech recordings on your iPhone or iPad for one month.
  • Filling out online surveys to tell us more about yourself and how you’re feeling.
  • Compensation for participating up to $150.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are 18 or over.
  • You must be able to speak English fluently.
  • You must have daily access to an iPhone or iPad and be willing to install the study app.
  • A reliable (cellular or WiFi) home internet connection and accessible email address.
  • You do not need to be depressed or to be on antidepressants to be part of this study.