Smartphone data as objective measures of bipolar disorder symptoms

Psychiatry Res. 2014 Jun 30;217(1-2):124-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.03.009. Epub 2014 Mar 13.


The daily electronic self-monitoring Smartphone software "MONARCA" was used by 17 patients with bipolar disorder for 3 consecutive months. Patients were rated fortnightly using Hamilton Depression rating Scale 17 items (HDRS-17) and Young Mania rating Scale (YMRS) (102 ratings) with blinding for Smartphone data. Objective Smartphone measures such as physical and social activity correlated with clinically rated depressive symptoms. Self-monitored depressive symptoms correlated significantly with HDRS-17 items score.

Keywords: Affective symptoms; Bipolar affective disorder; Smartphone.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder / complications
  • Bipolar Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Bipolar Disorder / psychology*
  • Cell Phone*
  • Computers, Handheld*
  • Depression / complications
  • Depression / diagnosis*
  • Depression / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Software