Henry Acosta, 42, had been struggling with depression since he was a teenager.
“At the age of 16 I was having thoughts of hurting myself and actually had a suicide attempt that ended up in a psychiatric hospitalization,” Acosta said. “I’ve been through many headaches in my personal life because of the untreated depression; its manifested itself in many different ways.”
But a new technology is helping Acosta take control of his condition when symptoms arise. Dr. Gerald Hurowitz, a psychiatrist based in New York City, designed the MyM3 app, which measures the risk of mood and anxiety disorders–from the privacy of your own phone.