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Rise of the machines? Machine learning approaches and mental health: opportunities and challenges

  • Paul A. Tiffin (a1) and Lewis W. Paton (a2)
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Machine learning methods are being increasingly applied to physical healthcare. In this article we describe some of the potential benefits, challenges and limitations of this approach in a mental health context. We provide a number of examples where machine learning could add value beyond conventional statistical modelling.

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Correspondence: Paul A. Tiffin, Department of Health Sciences, Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD. Email: paul.tiffin@york.ac.uk
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Rise of the machines? Machine learning approaches and mental health: opportunities and challenges

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