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eMindLog™ Provides Quantitative Self-Measurement of the Mind for Value Care Outcomes in Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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GREENVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–eMind Science Corp.’s new mobile health platform, eMindLog™, is helping people take control of their mental wellbeing by empowering quantitative self-measurement of the vital signs of their minds.

“Stress, anxiety and depression are pervasive in today’s world, and they take a heavy toll on our health, productivity and personal relationships,” says Michael Heffernan, president, CEO and cofounder of eMind Science Corp. “We developed eMindLog™ as an easy-to-use, secure digital tool for tracking behavioral health, with the option to share results with a healthcare provider for early diagnosis and treatment.”

Using eMindLog™ on a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer, patients and other users can accurately and precisely self-measure their stress, anxiety and depression daily and weekly by answering questions about their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. The questions take about three minutes to answer. Algorithms produce scores and graphical indexes for anxiety, anger, sadness and lack of pleasure.

If they choose, users can securely and confidentially share the resulting data with their doctor or therapist through the platform’s graphically rich reporting dashboard. The data can support better-informed diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care beyond the office visit.

“Diagnosing and treating depression and anxiety in the primary care setting has always been difficult, mainly because of time limitations in the office and lack of data over time,” says Fredrick Teixeira, M.D., an internal medicine physician at Vidant Health in Washington, N.C. “This health platform gives us actionable data over whatever time we choose, in a way that makes for more accurate and quicker diagnosis. It also allows for better ways to see if our treatments are successful with a glance of the graphic data.”

eMindLog™ merges mobile health technology with the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology about how the brain processes daily subjective experiences into the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that largely determine mental wellbeing.

The platform empowers patients and users with knowledge of their own minds and a vocabulary with visual reports that help them express quantitatively how they are feeling. More informed patients lead to better relationships with healthcare providers.

“User data can indicate important mental health trends including potential thresholds for clinical anxiety and depression,” says Philip T. Ninan, M.D., the company’s co-founder, chairman and chief scientific officer. “When the data is shared, it can give healthcare providers a wealth of quantitative information for optimal diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for better health outcomes.”

eMindLog™ is free to patients and other individual users, who can establish accounts at www.emindlog.com. The platform includes two other fee-based applications: eMindLog Pro, a portal connecting healthcare providers with patients, and eMindLog Enterprise™, a version for self-insured employers to offer as part of their benefits and wellness programs.

eMindLog Pro™ is intended not only for primary care physicians and therapists but for specialists treating major accidental injuries or chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Patients in these situations often experience fear, stress and anxiety, leading to depression that can in turn hinder their physical recovery.

Heffernan says the eMindLog™ platform can add value to the healthcare system by providing behavioral health data that supports early intervention, reducing emergency care, hospitalization and other treatment costs downstream.

“Our goal for eMindLog™ is to engage patients, healthcare providers, employers, healthcare systems and insurers in a robust ecosystem that encourages data-driven behavioral healthcare for better mental wellbeing,” Heffernan says.

eMindLog™ is a private, secure, cloud-based system, and only users can see their personalized data, unless they opt to share it. The system is compliant with HIPAA standards and meets current healthcare reporting requirements.

At least 75 million adults in the United States are estimated to have high or extreme stress and/or anxiety or depressive disorders. Untreated mental illness costs the U.S. at least $105 billion in lost productivity each year, according to a Harvard University study.

Mobile-health technology solutions like eMindLog™ are a potent antidote because an estimated 3.4 billion people worldwide have smartphones or tablets, and half of them have downloaded health applications, representing an addressable health-app market of $1.5 billion.

Contacts

eMind Science Corp.
Michael Heffernan, 404-435-4060
President and CEO

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A New Tool for Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

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Everyone either experiences or knows someone who experiences stress, anxiety, or depression. It is a constant of everyday life. In fact, in 2013, the National Institutes for Health stated that among adults in the United States:

  • 18% had an anxiety disorder
  • 9% were diagnosed with a mood disorder
  • 20% of US adults experienced high or extreme stress

Stress doesn’t just have a personal impact; it also has an economic impact. Depression costs employers over $44 billion annually in lost productivity, 81% due to poorer on-the-job performance. The cost of depression to employers in lost work days is as great or greater than the cost of many other common medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, or back problems.

screens-emindYou probably already track data around your physical health, like steps, heart-rate, sleep, and calories. Why not track your mental state? Tracking your physical health allows you to pinpoint problem areas and rectify them. Tracking your mental health can do the same.

What if, by tracking your baseline mental state every day, by logging into eMindLog™, you could also pinpoint the areas of your life that are the most turbulent? Totmind and brainal mind-body health knowledge can help put your life and your body in balance.  Sleep, can be affected by stress or anxiety, which can in turn affect your energy levels and your ability to get through the day. If you could review all of that information, wouldn’t you want to take advantage of it?

eMindLog™ will enable you to self-measure your daily and weekly levels of stress, anxiety, and depression based on knowledge from the neurosciences and expertise in psychology. eMindScience™ is an ecosystem that connects the minds of users, patients and healthcare providers.

To learn more about the full ecosystem of eMind Science™, check out the rest of our site where you can sign up for updates.

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