How AI Provides Quality Patient Care for Mental Health Crisis

How AI Provides Quality Patient Care for Mental Health Crisis

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, December 09, 2019

The advancements in the medical sector are enabling quality care for patients who have mental illness. 

FREMONT, CA: Can the progression in Artificial Intelligence (AI) be leveraged meaningfully in the field of mental health care? Could bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, or any other psychiatric disorder be quantified for care providers to add to their diagnosis or treatment in a positive manner? Specialists are testing various ways in which AI can benefit in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Read on to know more.

AI-powered tools classify depressive behavior early on and limit patients from suffering from intractable mental illnesses. To predict the possibility of mental illness, the AI algorithms use the patient data, comprising zip code, age, medication, gender, and diagnostic history. Other than this, mental health care providers also use smartphones copulated with similar monitoring ability that can trace user behavior over a while to diagnose disease.

Another field where AI could help is the automation of particular tasks in mental healthcare that are repetitious. Conducting structured clinical interviews is performed by virtual assistants that is power-driven by AI. This virtual tool seeks specific questions on mental health, and doctors can spend their time in more demanding chores. This has the power to enhance mental health research and treatment in a dramatic manner. AI algorithms also find patterns and behavior that human interviewers might abstain from or leave out of their sight.

AI helps in the early detection of mental health issues and also participates in treating mental disorders meaningfully. As compared to a human psychiatrist, the most beneficial features of smart algorithms are their convenience and anonymity. Today, many smartphone-based applications are accessible in the market. These apps can review patients, listen, and chat with users proactively anywhere, anytime, and recommend activities that enhance the users’ mental wellbeing. Overall, AI is an assuring solution, helping people surmount their mental health crisis.

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