Toward an Application to Psychological Disorders Diagnosis

  • Luciano Comin Nunes
  • Plácido Rogério Pinheiro
  • Tarcı́sio Cavalcante Pequeno
  • Mirian Calíope Dantas Pinheiro
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 696)


Psychological disorders have kept away and incapacitated professionals in different sectors of activities. The most serious problems may be associated with various types of pathologies; however, it appears, more often, as psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, antisocial personality, multiple personality and addiction, causing a micro level damage to the individual and his/her family and in a macro level to the production system and the country welfare. The lack of early diagnosis has provided reactive measures, and sometimes very late, when the professional is already showing psychological signs of incapacity to work. This study aims to help the early diagnosis of psychological disorders with a hybrid proposal of an expert system that is integrated to structured methodologies in decision support (Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis – MCDA) and knowledge structured representations into production rules and probabilities (Artificial Intelligence – AI).


Early diagnosis Expert SINTA Expert systems Psychological disorders Multicriteria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Comin Nunes
    • 1
  • Plácido Rogério Pinheiro
  • Tarcı́sio Cavalcante Pequeno
  • Mirian Calíope Dantas Pinheiro
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Applied Computer SciencesUniversity of FortalezaFortalezaBrazil

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