Hussain J. et al. (2015) SNS Based Predictive Model for Depression. In: Geissbühler A., Demongeot J., Mokhtari M., Abdulrazak B., Aloulou H. (eds) Inclusive Smart Cities and e-Health. ICOST 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9102. Springer, Cham
Worldwide the Mental illness is a primary cause of disability. It affects millions of people each year and whom of few receives cure. We found that social networking sites (SNS) can be used as a screening tool for discovering an affective mental illness in individuals. SNS posting truly depicts user’s current behavior, thinking style, and mood. We consider a set of behavioral attributes concerning to socialization, socioeconomics, familial, marital status, feeling, language use, and references of antidepressant treatments. We take advantage of these behavioral attributes to envision a tool that can provide prior alerts to an individual based on their SNS data regarding Major Depression Disorder (MDD). We propose a method, to automatically classify individuals into displayer and non-displayer depression using ensemble learning techniquefrom theirFacebook profile. Our developed tool is used for MDD diagnosis of individuals in additional to questioner techniques such as Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and CESD-R.
Mental illness Depression Social networking sites Facebook Content analysis