Mental Health Informatics

  • Margaret Lech
  • Insu Song
  • Peter Yellowlees
  • Joachim Diederich

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 491)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joachim Diederich, Insu Song
    Pages 1-16
  3. Insu Song, John Vong
    Pages 107-123
  4. Felin, Joachim Diederich, Insu Song
    Pages 151-161
  5. Margaret Lech, Lu-Shih Low, Kuan Ee Ooi
    Pages 185-199
  6. Anne Debra Tilaka, Joachim Diederich, Insu Song, Ai Ni Teoh
    Pages 201-215
  7. Carol Choo, Joachim Diederich, Insu Song, Roger Ho
    Pages 217-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book


This book introduces approaches that have the potential to transform the daily practice of psychiatrists and psychologists. This includes the asynchronous communication between mental health care providers and clients as well as the automation of assessment and therapy.

Speech and language are particularly interesting from the viewpoint of psychological assessment. For instance, depression may change the characteristics of voice in individuals and these changes can be detected by a special form of speech analysis. Computational screening methods that utilise speech and language can detect subtle changes and alert clinicians as well as individuals and caregivers.

The use of online technologies in mental health, however, poses ethical problems that will occupy concerned individuals, governments and the wider public for some time. Assuming that these ethical problems can be solved, it should be possible to diagnose and treat mental health disorders online (excluding the use of medication).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret Lech
    • 1
  • Insu Song
    • 2
  • Peter Yellowlees
    • 3
  • Joachim Diederich
    • 4
  1. 1.Computer EngineeringRMIT University School of Electrical andMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Singapore CampusJames Cook University Australia, School of Business and ITSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of California, DavisSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.Psychology Network Pty LtdBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38549-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38550-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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