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Mental Health and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Marching towards Future

Boominathan V, Roopamathy M


One of the most crucial but frequently disregarded facets of our wellbeing is our mental health. In the medical domains of dermatology, radiology, and oncology, artificial intelligence (AI) is being used more and more. AI hasn't been heavily utilised in mental healthcare, though. The need for AI to help identify high-risk individuals and give interventions to prevent and treat mental illnesses is essential due to the high morbidity and mortality rates associated with psychiatric disorders and the growing lack of mental healthcare providers. Although there isn't much published research on AI in psychiatry, there are increasing numbers of successful applications of AI in social media platforms, brain imaging, electronic health records, and sensor-based monitoring systems that can be used to predict, categories, or subgroup mental illnesses as well as issues like suicidality. With the help of this technology, we can now think differently about mental health and give individuals who are battling fresh hope. We will examine the use of AI, its difficulties, and potential issues in the field of mental health in this article.

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