OCD Diagnosis via Smoothing Sparse Network and Stacked Sparse Auto-Encoder Learning

  • Peng Yang
  • Lili Jin
  • Chuangyong Xu
  • Tianfu Wang
  • Baiying LeiEmail author
  • Ziwen PengEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11849)


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious mental illness that affects the overall quality of patients’ daily life. Since sparse learning can remove redundant information in resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) data via the brain functional connectivity network (BFCN) and retain good biological characteristics, it is an important method for OCD analysis. However, most existing methods ignore the relationship among subjects. To solve this problem, we propose a smoothing sparse network (SSN) to construct BFCN. Specifically, we add a smoothing term in the model to constrain the relationship and increase the similarity among the subjects. As a kind of deep learning method, the stacked sparse auto-encoder (SSAE) can learn the high level internal features from data and reduce its dimension. For this reason, we design an improved SSAE to learn the high level features of BFCN and reduce the data dimension. We add a \( \ell_{2} \)-norm to prevent overfitting as well. We apply this framework on OCD dataset self-collected from local hospitals. The experimental results show that our method can achieve quite promising performance and outperform the state-of-the-art methods.


Obsessive-compulsive disorder Stacked sparse auto-encoder Smoothing sparse network Brain functional connectivity network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National-Regional Key Technology Engineering Laboratory for Medical Ultrasound, Guangdong Key Laboratory for Biomedical Measurements and Ultrasound Imaging, School of Biomedical Engineering, Health Science CenterShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.College of Psychology and SociologyShenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Department of Child Psychiatry, Shenzhen Kangning HospitalShenzhen University School of MedicineShenzhenChina

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