Artificial intelligence to diagnose mental illness
By now, most people understand that mental health is just as important as physical health. But, currently, there are no objective ways to quickly and accurately diagnose mental illness. While many physical health conditions can be detected using blood tests and x-rays, mental health conditions are diagnosed through interviews and the completion of self-reported questionnaires. These tests, while effective, are imperfect and not always reliable. Artificial intelligence could be used to assess patients, produce more accurate and timely diagnoses, and reduce misdiagnoses and delayed treatments.