New Software Can Detect Depression in Blog Posts
A new software program can tell whether aA blogger is depressed. The program scans online text and blogs, identifying not only obvious keywords, but even subtle clues that can determine the blogger's psychological state.
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#1 Jun 28, 2010
Only a fool would believe that there is any substance to any statement or research by the Mental Health Industry.
What science is there to the Mental Health Industry?
The mental health and the pharmaceutical industry has been creating mentally compromised people and bilking the Government.
1. There no evidence that depression or any other mental illness can be seen by any imaging device.
Can Brain Scans See Depression?
Snip from the article:
After almost 30 years, researchers have not developed any standardized tool for diagnosing or treating psychiatric disorders based on imaging studies.
2. There is no specific genes associated with depression:
Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones.
Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races.
About five years ago, genetics researchers became excited about new methods for genome-wide association studies(GWAS). We already knew from twin, family and adoption studies that all human traits are heritable: genetic differences explain much of the variation between individuals. We knew the genes were there; we just had to find them. Companies such as Illumina and Affymetrix produced DNA chips that allowed researchers to test up to 1m genetic variants for their statistical association with specific traits. Americas National Institutes of Health and Britains Wellcome Trust gave huge research grants for gene-hunting. Thousands of researchers jumped on the GWAS bandwagon. Lab groups formed and international research consortia congealed. The quantity of published GWAS research has soared.
In 2010, GWAS fever will reach its peak.
Dozens of papers will report specific genes associated with almost every imaginable traitintelligence, personality, religiosity, sexuality, longevity, economic risk-taking, consumer preferences, leisure interests and political attitudes. The
data are already collected, with DNA samples from large populations already measured for these traits. Its just a matter of doing the statistics and writing up the papers for Nature Genetics. The gold rush is on throughout the leading behaviour-genetics centres in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Boulder and Brisbane.
GWAS researchers will, in public, continue trumpeting their successes to science journalists and Science magazine. They will reassure Big Pharma and the grant agencies that GWAS will identify the genes that explain most of the variation in heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimers and ageing itself. Those genes will illuminate the biochemical pathways underlying disease, which will yield new genetic tests and blockbuster drugs. Keep holding your breath for a golden age of health, happiness and longevity.
They simply have not been delivering the goods.
3. There is no tests for chemical imbalance:
"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical.
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