Voice and Depression in Adults

Help Understand Depression

Depression is a severe burden on individuals and family members, and sadly it is quite prevalent with approximately 1 in 10 adults of the US reporting depression (http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsdepression/). Depression impacts many aspects of a person's physical and mental health, including not just the content of someone's speech but also the vocal characteristics.  With the help of adults who have depression, and those who do not, we seek to use state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques and vocal analysis to explore the brain mechanisms underlying voice changes in adults with depression.

We are currently seeking adults with depression local to the Boston, MA region for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalographic (MEG) neuroimaging studies.

Regardless of your geographic location, we offer to all adults who have a passion for making contributions to this area an opportunity to participate in a mobile app voice collection.  For less than 5 minutes a day, you can answer several short survey questions and record yourself speaking into your Android or iOS device.  As the study progresses, we hope to provide daily, objective feedback about your health using only short speech snippets.

This is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institutional Review Board approved study:  #1406006425 (valid through June 2017).

** New App Release 12/22/2016 **

Please join our community through our newly released VoiceUp App for iOS and Android (see Mobile Survey page for links).

Contact Information
For questions and information, contact voice_survey@mit.edu.

Join the Study: Complete this information form: http://goo.gl/forms/RUITILMbR4

Get the App: See the Mobile Surveys page for more information.

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