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May 25, 2023 - 6:00pm | By Tom Tucker
(Chicago, IL) - Americans may soon start turning to artificial intelligence to treat anxiety and depression.
The National Institute of Mental Health funded a pilot study that discovered Lumen, an AI voice-based virtual coach, helped improve depression and anxiety symptoms.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago tell WebMD the program is not a replacement for therapists, but it could be a stopgap measure.
Lumen, which was developed at the university, aims to serve users as swiftly as possible.