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Start - Is your medication working for depression?

By Iodine Inc.

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Take a depression test, track your progress and side effects, and see yourself get better. Start helps you decide if your new antidepressant works for you.

Lauren G. (Boston) — "Start has been an amazing resource for me in learning about depression medication options and feeling like I have an active role in charting my personal progress."

Emily B. (Boulder) — "It took me a long time to feel proud when I overcame hurdles as small as getting up and going outside. I think Start, along with medication and therapy, made that possible."

Oprah Magazine — "Iodine makes it easier to understand prescription drug side effects."

New York Times — "Iodine is addressing a notable information gap in health care for consumers and providers."

- Pill reminders that don't nag
- Track symptoms and side effects that matter to you most
- Set your own goals for things you want to feel better about
- Helpful tips from pharmacists and people who've been there before
- Progress reports that help you see how you're doing
- Optional integration with HealthKit on steps and sleep

Start is based on the largest study ever conducted on antidepressant use in the real world. The research says that if you're taking a medication that works for you, you should start seeing improvement by 6 weeks. Start measures your progress with the clinically validated surveys PHQ-9 and PHQ-2, and gives you bi-weekly reports to help you see if you're feeling better.

If you are having technical issues or have any questions or feedback, give us a shout at We love hearing from you and we're always here to help.

What's New in Version 1.12.0

* Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Extremely helpful, life saver

I don't know what I would do without this app. I'm not naturally an organized person, but Start has helped me keep track of my symptoms and my progress. I'd recommend it to anyone starting a new medication.

Discrete, user-friendly and effective

A very discrete app that is sensitive to the idea that you might not want anyone in the vicinity of your phone to know what you're taking or why. It does a great job of helping you monitor symptoms, improvement and taking your meds. Would highly recommend.

This is the most helpful app I have

I've been in the world of antidepressants for years now. I recently had a med change and was recommended this app to help keep track of everything. First of all, I love how encouraging it is with daily tips. Second of all, I love that it reminds me to take my meds. There are checkups every other day and you get progress reports weekly. This is so useful to help actually see if the medication is helping or not! 10/10 would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Start - Is your medication working for depression?
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.12.0
  • Size: 36.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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