Mental health informatics: Current approaches

Diederich, Joachim and Song, Insu (2014). Mental health informatics: Current approaches. In Mental health informatics (pp. 1-16) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38550-6_1

Author Diederich, Joachim
Song, Insu
Title of chapter Mental health informatics: Current approaches
Title of book Mental health informatics
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-38550-6_1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2014
Series Studies in Computational Intelligence
ISBN 9783642385490
ISSN 1860-949X
Volume number 491
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Total chapters 13
Abstract/Summary 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.
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