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Lilly launches depression information app

iPhone and Android app Talking Progress aims to strengthen patient-HCP communication

Lilly Talking Progress depression iPhone Android app

Lilly UK has launched a new mobile app to help patients with depression better manage their condition through improved communication with healthcare professionals.

The new Talking Progress iPhone and Android will also act as an interactive and informative tool for use between appointments that allows patients to record their moods and take notes in preparation for a visit to their doctor.

Alan Lenox Smith, a spokesperson for Lilly Medical, said: "Talking Progress was developed to address a need within the management of depression; communication. 

"By taking advantage of the growing demand for innovative channels, we were able to create an interactive tool which allows patients to be active participants in their recovery through understanding their symptoms and improving communication with their healthcare professional."

The number of people with depression is rising in the UK, and and each year one in four people will experience mental health problems. However, Lilly notes, only a quarter of those affected in the UK receive treatment.

The company said one of the main barriers to effective care is a lack of communication between a patient and their healthcare professional, which can lead to both poorer quality treatment and outcomes.

Lilly will support its new mobile app with a printed Talking Progress booklet for healthcare professionals and a workbook for patients, which can be ordered from the company on request.

12th June 2014

From: Marketing

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