Mental Health Treatment Gets Better with AI

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Integrating AI technology in mental healthcare is proving to be a very positive tool to reshape its future.

FREMONT, CA: Mental health, a condition which has far been overlooked by the preceding population as just a fancy vocabulary, is presently identified as one of the primary cause of self-destruction. As the suicide rates reach all-time-high, it becomes evident that the lack of cure has evidently been the direct result of ignorant primitive societal morality. Medical experts believe that one in eight Americans over the age of 12 take antidepressants, and this number is going to increase even further if proper indulgence of sophisticated treatment remains unavailable. As daunting statistics of people dying from opioid abuse fill the headline of daily news, we are left with a question of isn’t this sufficient enough to declare it as a medical epidemic and what advancements are being made to check the burden of loneliness.

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a technology molded by digital refinement and raised by psychometric behavioral analysis is likely to solve the controversy. Integration of AI and AI-powered virtual therapist is the recent addition to mental healthcare development. With the potential projected by the advanced AI psychotherapeutic platform, various mental healthcare providers are undertaking this technology to unlock new curing features and applications.

Collection and analysis of behavioral data by AI-powered platforms can predetermine several undiagnosed cases and also provides additional informative extensions for various physicians and doctors. With AI’s psychology monitoring technology, not only the detection of mental instability will increase rapidly, but also the inventories in pharmacies will be in sync with the demands.        

Nonetheless, integrating AI in mental health therapies is turning out to be an actual measurement for several psychiatrists. Previously, patients were often embarrassed to reveal the problem to their therapist, which further decreased the effectiveness of doctors. However, with the low-cost interactive AI platforms, the probability of keeping thoughts suppressed is falling for depressed patients. Coaching sessions, including videos and text therapies, is cracking the delicate mental state of a patient, hence, providing real-time data for the doctors to assess. Furthermore, anticipating problems, flagging out critical conditions beforehand restricts the possibility of patients driving themselves towards the dark lanes of mental trauma.