Artificial Intelligence (AI) doesn’t require an introduction as many studies and articles have been publish online regarding the topic. The technology is entering to the healthcare industry to treat patients with mental and behavioral disorder.
As per the study conducted at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), depression is one of the popularly diagnose mental health conditions in the US. It is not a disease, but a health issue. It is commonly hitting harder to people but several people are still unable to access proper treatment for it. A report was published in 2016 by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) on drug usage and health.
In the report, the experts found that only 63% of adults suffering from depression are receiving any kind of treatment. The number is just high in the case of teens- only 40% of teens diagnose with depression received proper treatment.
How AI Solutions can help Doctors to Treat People with Mental Health Issue?
When a model of emotionally focus therapy is design; it explains that a person who is emotionally, protected is responsive, accessible, and engaging. Such qualities are all set to introduce technology-based mental health care by the team of programmers and researchers from AI industry.
Responsiveness and accessibility
One can expect unprecedented accessibility through apps by AI Solutions Company by being there 24X7 at minimum to zero cost. The software is design to collect data. The data later allows applications to develop a therapeutic understanding level with users and provide them relevant responses.
The engagement between the user and app continues to develop as the software collects more user data and extra details. The process makes the app better at detecting and meeting individual behavioral and emotional health goals and requirements.
Privacy and Secrecy
Those who prefer to remain private and enjoy being anonymous can use the AI technology. Yes, it is true that users can anonymously utilize programs based on AI and this can be an interesting asset.
Access and Stigma
Artificial Intelligence based solutions also help medical team in addressing other barriers to mental health treatment; such as stigma related with seeking help, lack of health providers in rural areas, feelings of guilt, fear, or shame that may prevent depressed person from reaching out for help.
AI can serve a lot more in depression management; from enhanced access to coordinated care but with certain limitations.
AI can be a proven virtual therapist that can interact with the patients in real-time. The combination of AI and VR helps identify patients with a mental health issue. It deliver them a customized treatment plan on the basis of their medical history and behavioral pattern.
For instance, a study conduct at Southern California’s Institute in which the team of experts was treating veterans suffering from PTSD. They used virtual assistant to analyze facial expressions, eye gaze direction, head gestures, and voice tone to detect behavioral indicators related to depression. But here is one disadvantage. The conditions like PTSD require personal assistance and direct human intervention more rather than just AI and VR technology. The technology can ensure certain level of anonymity, yet it won’t become an alternative to human intervention in such conditions.