Digital speech analysis: prediction and differential diagnosis of PTSD symptoms and severity

Occupational stress conveys risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In PTSD, early diagnosis and early treatment interventions are advantageous for positive outcomes.
We will develop novel technology for early diagnosis of and prediction of vulnerability to PTSD in military and first responder personnel.
Based on our existing collaboration on identification of symptoms and prediction of severity of mental illness, with IBM Alberta CAS and IBM TJ Watson Research in New York, we will develop digital analysis for diagnosing PTSD from speech, with subjects from AHS Operational Stress Injury Clinics in the Edmonton Zone.
Published evidence and preliminary results from the IBM TJ Watson group have demonstrated the potential success of this approach. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Russell Greiner


Muhammad Yousefnezhad


IBM Canada


Computer science


Medical devices




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