Computer gives people with depressive symptoms insight into their thinking patterns
Our thoughts greatly determine how we feel and behave. Thus, gaining insight into certain thought patterns is an important part of preventing and treating depression. TU Delft researcher Franziska Burger investigated how AI can support people with symptoms of depression. She developed a computer programme that analyses thought records with natural language processing, which recognises underlying patterns. This gives people with depressive symptoms better and faster insight into negative thoughts. Burger's research contributes to the use of AI technology in the development of software for the prevention and treatment of depressive symptoms. On Thursday 15 December, Burger defended her thesis 'Supporting Electronic Mental Health for Depression with Artificial Intelligence' at TU Delft.