Special Issue "Data-Driven Mental Healthcare"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 84

Special Issue Editor

Department of Information Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
Interests: artificial intelligence; autonomous agents; human–agent interaction; machine learning and scientometrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Data-driven approaches have the potential to transform the way we understand, diagnose, treat, and monitor mental health conditions, offering new insights and personalized interventions. This Special Issue aims to explore the exciting developments and challenges in the realm of data-driven mental healthcare, highlighting cutting-edge research, innovative methodologies, and emerging trends in this rapidly evolving field.

Mental health disorders pose a significant global burden, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. However, traditional approaches to mental healthcare often face limitations in terms of accurate diagnosis, individualized treatment plans and goals, predicting prognosis and treatment outcomes, to name a few. The integration of data-driven techniques, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics, offers promising solutions to address these and similar challenges. By harnessing the power of data, researchers and practitioners can gain deeper insights into the complexities of mental health, paving the way for more effective interventions and improved patient outcomes.

One of the key advantages of data-driven mental healthcare lies in its ability to leverage diverse sources of data. Electronic health records, wearable devices, social media platforms, and online communities generate a wealth of data that can provide valuable information about individuals' mental states, behavior patterns, and social interactions. These multidimensional data sources, when analyzed with computational techniques, enable researchers to develop comprehensive models for understanding mental health, identifying risk factors, and predicting mental health outcomes at an individual and population level.

Dr. Ariel Rosenfeld
Guest Editor

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  • data-driven mental healthcare
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • big data analytics
  • diagnosis
  • treatment outcomes
  • electronic health records
  • wearable devices
  • social media data
  • risk factors
  • predictive modeling
  • natural language processing
  • sentiment analysis
  • mobile applications
  • remote monitoring
  • ethical implications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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