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Mol Psychiatry. 2017 Jan;22(1):37-43. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.201. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Predictive analytics in mental health: applications, guidelines, challenges and perspectives.

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1
Department of Cognitive Psychology II, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
2
Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
3
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
4
McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Abstract

The emerging field of 'predictive analytics in mental health' has recently generated tremendous interest with the bold promise to revolutionize clinical practice in psychiatry paralleling similar developments in personalized and precision medicine. Here, we provide an overview of the key questions and challenges in the field, aiming to (1) propose general guidelines for predictive analytics projects in psychiatry, (2) provide a conceptual introduction to core aspects of predictive modeling technology, and (3) foster a broad and informed discussion involving all stakeholders including researchers, clinicians, patients, funding bodies and policymakers.

PMID:
27843153
DOI:
10.1038/mp.2016.201
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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