Promising new research suggests a mobile health application may help providers determine if a person will respond favorably to a depression medication.

A study by Georgia researchers reviewed the use of a motion detection wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle. The device is used to determine if a person is a night owl or an early-bird, a lark.

Investigators believe the approach may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac.

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