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The Promise of Machine Learning in Predicting Treatment Outcomes in Psychiatry

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 18:00


“For many years, psychiatrists have tried to understand factors involved in response to medications or psychotherapies, in order to personalize their treatment choices. There is now a broad and growing interest in the idea that we can develop models to personalize treatment decisions using new statistical approaches from the field of machine learning and applying them to larger volumes of data. … [M]achine learning is a nascent but important approach to improve the effectiveness of mental health care, and several prospective clinical studies suggest that it may be working already.”

SOURCE: World Psychiatry, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2021, pages 154-170, by Adam M. Chekroud, et al. /
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