Studies in Computational Intelligence

Mental Health Informatics

Editors: Lech, M., Song, I., Yellowlees, P., Diederich, J. (Eds.)

  • First book on "Mental Health Informatics" on the market
  • Presents computational methods in mental health
  • Written by a leading expert in the field
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This book introduces approaches that have the potential to transform the daily practice of psychiatrists and psychologists. This includes the asynchronous communication between mental health care providers and clients as well as the automation of assessment and therapy.

Speech and language are particularly interesting from the viewpoint of psychological assessment. For instance, depression may change the characteristics of voice in individuals and these changes can be detected by a special form of speech analysis. Computational screening methods that utilize speech and language can detect subtle changes and alert clinicians as well as individuals and caregivers.

The use of online technologies in mental health, however, poses ethical problems that will occupy concerned individuals, governments and the wider public for some time. Assuming that these ethical problems can be solved, it should be possible to diagnose and treat mental health disorders online (excluding the use of medication).

Speech and language are particularly interesting from the viewpoint of psychological assessment. For instance, depression may change the characteristics of voice in individuals and these changes can be detected by a special form of speech analysis. Computational screening methods that utilize speech and language can detect subtle changes and alert clinicians as well as individuals and caregivers.

The use of online technologies in mental health, however, poses ethical problems that will occupy concerned individuals, governments and the wider public for some time. Assuming that these ethical problems can be solved, it should be possible to diagnose and treat mental health disorders online (excluding the use of medication).

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From the reviews:

“This book describes screening methods and approaches such as speech and language analyses that may be used to acquire clinical data about patients and employ them in treating mental illness. … This book is intended for high-level mental healthcare providers, particularly those who are inclined to appreciate and apply the vast number of tools and technology in their clinical arena. Those who have a special interest in informatics and research would benefit from this book as well.” (Sheila Lahijani, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Mental Health Informatics: Current Approaches

    Diederich, Joachim (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • The Rise of Person-Centered Healthcare and the Influence of Health Informatics and Social Network Applications on Mental Health Care

    Parish, Michelle Burke (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • The Changing Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Move to Anytime, Anywhere

    Nafiz, Najia (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Novel Approaches to Clinical Care in Mental Health: From Asynchronous Telepsychiatry to Virtual Reality

    Maghazil, Abdullah (et al.)

    Pages 57-78

  • Speech Analysis for Mental Health Assessment Using Support Vector Machines

    Song, Insu (et al.)

    Pages 79-105

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health Informatics
Editors
  • Margaret Lech
  • Insu Song
  • Peter Yellowlees
  • Joachim Diederich
Series Title
Studies in Computational Intelligence
Series Volume
491
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38550-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38550-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38549-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50838-1
Series ISSN
1860-949X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
85 b/w illustrations
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