Can Analysis of Speech Patterns Predict Psychosis? – Big Data

Posted on April 3, 2016

In a proof-of-principle study, psychologists and computer scientists at Columbia University Medical Center and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a sophisticated speech analysis program to predict unusual language and tangential thinking associated with psychosis. Psychotic episodes are reliable markers for the development of serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and therefore these findings could provide an opportunity for early clinical intervention.

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Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths
Bedi, G., Carrillo, F., Cecchi, G. A., Slezak, D. F., Sigman, M., Mota, N. B., … & Corcoran, C. M. (2015). Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths. npj Schizophrenia, 1.