Does Your Smartphone Know if You’re Depressed?
Researchers seek out ‘behaviorial biomarkers’ for mental illness; facial expressions, voice and language may offer clues

Depressed patients don’t enunciate vowels as much as people who aren’t depressed. Their smiles are smaller. Suicidal individuals who speak in a breathy voice rather than a tense tone are more likely to re-attempt suicide. And patients with psychotic disorders, such as one form of schizophrenia, raise their eyebrows often when averting their gaze.

These are among the behavioral biomarkers researchers have established using facial and acoustic analysis. With technology, they measure shifts not always discernible to the eye or...




8 Bible Verses about

Benefits Of Sadness

Most Relevant Verses
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
2 Corinthians 7:6
But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
Ecclesiastes 7:3
Sorrow is better than laughter, For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
2 Corinthians 7:9-11

I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
Luke 6:21
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Isaiah 35:10
And the ransomed of the LORD will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads They will find gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away.
VERSE 1:
O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks
A new and glorious morn

CHORUS 1:
Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born

VERSE 2:
Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains He shall break
And in His Name
All oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy
In grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy Name

CHORUS 2:
Christ is the Lord
O praise His Name forever
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim
His power and glory
Evermore proclaim

CHORUS 3:
Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine
O night divine

Arrangement by Michael Guy Chislett & Dylan Thomas
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