Mental health informatics: current approaches

Diederich, Joachim, and Song, Insu (2014) Mental health informatics: current approaches. In: Lech, Margaret, Song, Insu, Yellowlees, Peter, and Diederich, Joachim, (eds.) Mental Health Informatics. Studies in Computational Intelligence, 491 . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

The prevalence of mental disorders among both youths and adults has been growing, e.g., the number of people admitted to mental hospitals and expenditures on mental health related medical expenses have doubled over the past 10 years. Health informatics, the health applications of information technology, communication technology, and computer science generally, has long been accepted as a way to improve health services. In this paper, we review current practices and developments in mental health informatics. We broadly categorize mental health informatics into four categories: (1) telemental health (e.g., telepsychiatry), (2) automated diagnosis and assessment of mental health, (3) online mental health support (e.g., mental health social networks), and (4) mental health information management systems (e.g., electronic patient record). In particular, we review research on automated mental health assessment systems, highlighting the potential power of each in solving current mental health care problems.

Item ID: 30461
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-642-38549-0
ISSN: 1860-9503
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Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 23:51
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080107 Natural Language Processing @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 50%
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