The USPSTF amended its depression screening recommendation yesterday and made two important changes.
It included recommendation for depression screening for pregnant and postpartum women and removed the caveat that screening for adult depression should only occur if mental health services were in place.
Trends suggest the numbers keep rising, but that’s difficult to confirm in between reports. 81% of our population equals roughly 259 million people who text.
In June of 2014, 561 billion text messages were sent worldwide. Obviously that’s a rounded figure, but it brings us to roughly 18.7 billion texts sent every day around the world. From here, we can keep breaking down the numbers by who owns what device and how old they are, but what’s the point?
Nine-in-ten smartphone owners use their phone to get directions, recommendations or other information related to their location, up from 74% in 2013.