Technology-Based Approaches for Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Illness
||12 February 2021
||10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Mental illness is a major public health issue affecting one in ten people globally. Usage of digital technologies in managing mental illness is a rapidly growing research area attempting to translate advances in care for patients who have mental illness. Though digital technologies have shown noticeable improvement in intervention and care for patients with mental illness, there are still knowledge gaps existing on how these technologies can effectively be used for mental health assessment and diagnosis purposes. This work relies on identifying and extracting the features of current digital technologies for objective assessment and diagnosis of mental illness to ensure proper treatment and care. In this work, we provide a scoping review of existing digital technologies used by patients and clinicians with a particular focus on assessment and diagnosis, discuss their applications and highlight the challenges and opportunities of using technologies to bridge the present research gaps. This scoping review will inform the direction for further research in this field and provide guidance for developing more efficient technologies for assessment and diagnosis of mental illness in the future.