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The Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health

Jan Eastgate, CCHR International, 18 May 2020

Artifical Intelligence

Mental health screening and surveillance of apps, social media and phones are being used to monitor all behavior and then through computer programming, predict mental disorder and the need for psychiatric or psychological intervention.

Psychiatry’s diagnostic methods have long been recognized as and criticized for being about as unscientific as reading tea leaves or a crystal ball”

There is not a single physical or medical test to confirm any mental disorder listed in the American Psychiatric Associations’ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders

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