Why psychologists are now using ‘big data’ to save lives
A psychological research team at the University of Miami says it’s developing software that can identify what people need and when.
They say the software can identify people who are more likely to be in pain and how to help them.
Dr. Paul Binder, a forensic psychologist, said he’s working on software that identifies which people need help the most.
“If you’ve got a headache, that’s your fault.
If you’re a little bit nauseous, that may be a symptom of a mental health problem, or it could be something that’s in the gut,” he said.
“The software can take those symptoms and sort of map them on a map, and then it can be a tool for you to make changes.”
Binder said it can identify the most common pain symptoms.
He said the software could also help people with autism, attention deficit disorder and anxiety disorders to get better.
Binders and his colleagues are developing the software to use in training a new generation of psychologists.
The software is a collaboration between the Miami Institute of Technology, University of Central Florida and the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to the Miami-based team, a collaboration of universities in South Carolina and the U.K. is also involved.
Binder told ABC News he thinks the software will also be useful for the millions of people in the U-S.
who are living with anxiety and other symptoms of mental health problems.
“We want to be able to identify those people who might be in the middle of it, and to get a little better at diagnosing that and helping them through it,” he told ABCNews.com.
A software program can identify patients who are suffering from a variety of conditions and then help them to manage their symptoms.
Binder said that while he is not sure how it will help the people suffering from anxiety, he believes it will improve their quality of life.
“It’s not going to solve every single mental health issue,” he explained.
“But we hope it’s going to be useful to help people.”
The program could be used to help patients with PTSD, depression and other mental health issues.
A new study in the journal Psychiatry Research is looking at the use of the software in a small group of patients.
The study was conducted by a team led by Dr. Christopher Schubert, a clinical psychologist at University College London.
Schubert said the group of participants was made up of people who had experienced trauma, had major depression or anxiety disorders and had experienced a traumatic event in the past.
Schuber said he found the participants to be very different from those who had never experienced a trauma.
They reported a variety, but also a wide range of anxiety and stress levels.
Schuber noted that many of them were also very anxious.
“They said they would often cry and get angry,” Schuberg told ABCnews.com, adding that they would also have problems sleeping.
Dr. Schuchber said they had tried various strategies and therapies to help those suffering from PTSD and other anxiety disorders.
He said he hopes the software developed by his team can help alleviate some of those concerns.
But, he added, that software may not be able solve all mental health challenges.
While the software is being tested, the team hopes to have it available to the public as soon as possible.
This is not the first time the use to use software to diagnose mental health conditions has gained popularity.
In October, a new app was launched called The National Mental Health Task Force.
The app aims to provide information on mental health, as well as help people to manage the symptoms of their mental health disorders.
The app also provides information on the importance of family support and community engagement.