Classifying Sensitive Issues for Patients with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Torben WallbaumEmail author
  • Tim Claudius Stratmann
  • Susanne Boll
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11746)


ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 2–3% and is one of the most frequent neurodevelopmental disorders. Many problems in an ADHD-patient’s life arise from the lack of self-management abilities and social interaction with others. While medication is considered the most successful treatment for disorders such as ADHD, patients often seek support in therapeutic sessions with trained therapists. These aim to strengthen self-awareness of symptoms, emotional self-regulation, and self-management. However, sharing personal insights can be a burden for patients while therapists would benefit from understanding important issues a patient is facing. Our work aims to support therapy for patients and therapists by providing classification of digital diary entries for therapy sessions while protecting patients privacy. Additionally, we provide insights into important issues and topics including their affective interpretation for patients suffering from ADHD.


ADHD Social communities Classification Text analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torben Wallbaum
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tim Claudius Stratmann
    • 1
  • Susanne Boll
    • 2
  1. 1.OFFIS - Institute for Information TechnologyOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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