On Sept. 20, 2022, The Wall Street Journal published an article that states the U.S. should screen everyone under 65 for mental health disorders.
A government-backed panel said that people under the age of 65 should be screened for anxiety disorders and all adults should be screened for depression, as many Americans report symptoms of these mental-health conditions following the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can read the article here (URL at the bottom of the post).
With over 30% of people surveyed reported that they suffer from anxiety there is a need for early detection, even pre-anxiety.
Such screenings are done with questionnaires in a doctors office and they are normally manually evaluated, screening such a large population would be very costly and such screenings should be done in regular intervals, which we believe is difficult to accomplish. In addition, screening for anxiety and depression itself means some damage has already been done, that is in part why we publish this article. Systems such as STOA will eventually be able to predict and point out risks before damage occurs.