Computer program that detects depression in bloggers' texts

There are 14 comments on the PhysOrg Weblog story from Jun 22, 2010, titled Computer program that detects depression in bloggers' texts. In it, PhysOrg Weblog reports that:

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.

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HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#1 Jun 22, 2010
What and who is the checks and balances of this software? Sounds like a scam.

There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other made to order diagnoses by any neurological study.

Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.

The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...

There is no test for chemical imbalance, No medical model and no evident based medicine in psychiatry. The fraud in psychiatry has been going on for more then 40 years since H W Bush was CEO, Eli Lilly and before that time as VP under the Reagan Presidency.

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

Snip:

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#2 Jun 22, 2010
There has been "No" biological defect found for any mental illness or any of the other made to order diagnoses by any neurological study.

Without a test for chemical imbalance the mental health (psychiatry) is limited in the ancillary tests of medicine like an EKG, EEG, blood work or other tests in the diagnoses of a patient. They aren't needed in Psychiatry.

The psychiatric diagnosis is made on the basis of behavior and hearsay.

If we respect metabolic changes based on daily dietary habits, weight gain / loss , terms of the survival of the organisms as a person age along with physical conditioning, physical illness, electrolyte level, gender differences , body temperature, I don't see how the Mental Health and Counseling Industry could conform to any consistency in data with consideration to the above to state a person has a mental disease or illness based on chemical imbalance.

APA lies to the American Public and puts the society in danger

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp...

There is no test for chemical imbalance, No medical model and no evident based medicine in psychiatry. The fraud in psychiatry has been going on for more then 40 years since H W Bush was CEO, Eli Lilly and before that time as VP under the Reagan Presidency.

There Are No "Chemical Imbalances"

Snip:

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical. No experiment has ever shown that anyone has an "imbalance" of any neurotransmitters or any other brain chemicals. Nor could any conceivable experiment demonstrate the existence of a "chemical imbalance," simply because no one, least of all the biopsychiatrists, has the slightest idea what a proper and healthy chemical "balance" would look like."

"...the views and beliefs of biopsychiatry have nothing to do with the answers to scientific questions in any case: the hunt for biological "causes" of "mental illness" is an entirely fallacious enterprise in the first place; the non- existence of data to support its assertions is quite beside the point."

"The latest edition of one pharmacology text has this to say about the status of depression as a disease: "Despite extensive efforts, attempts to document the metabolic changes in human subjects predicted by these [biological] hypotheses have not, on balance, provided consistent or compelling corroboration." This is a long-winded way of admitting that not even a scrap of evidence supports the idea that depression results from a "chemical imbalance." Yet patients are told every day - by their doctors, by the media, and by drug company advertising - that it is a proven scientific fact that depression has a known biochemical origin. It follows directly that millions of Americans are being lied to by their doctors; and people surely can't give informed consent for drug treatment when what they're being "informed" by is a fraud.... To sum up: there is no evidence whatsoever to support the view that "mental illness" is biochemical in origin; in other words, things like "Unipolar Disorder" and "Attention Deficit Disorder" simply do not exist."

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...
cody

Detroit, MI

#3 Jun 23, 2010
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over !!!!!!!!!!
How many threads do you need to get a life ??????????
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#4 Jun 24, 2010
cody wrote:
Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over !!!!!!!!!!
How many threads do you need to get a life ??????????
Stay to the topic. Don't insult me.

If you don't like what I post don't read what I post. It's that simple.

Did your mother overdosed you this morning to think that I will listen to a person such as yourself.
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#5 Jun 24, 2010
America infects the world with its false beliefs about mental illness

David Gutierrez, staff writer

Pasted from < http://www.naturalnews.com/028971_mental_illn... ;

U.S. ideas of mental illness are spreading around the world, leading to an actual change in the kinds of mental disorders experienced in other cultures.

In contrast to the view held by modern psychiatry, the forms of madness have varied widely throughout space and time -- including such unique phenomena as "amok," in which men from certain Southeast Asian cultures would go into a murderous rage then forget about it; zar, in which Middle Easterners would experience dissociative episodes marked by laughing, shouting and singing; and a wave of leg paralysis that struck European women in the late 1800s.

"We might think of the culture as possessing a 'symptom repertoire'-- a range of physical symptoms available to the unconscious mind for the physical expression of psychological conflict," wrote Edward Shorter of the University of Toronto in his book Paralysis: The Rise and Fall of a 'Hysterical' Symptom.

Yet the standard manual for psychological diagnosis, the DSM-IV, crams all such conditions into five pages under the heading of "culture-bound syndromes." All other conditions in the book are presumed to be real, physical disorders independent of culture.

Evidence does not support this supposition, say a growing number of anthropologists and cross-cultural psychiatrists. As evidence, they point to mental disorders such as anorexia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder that were once virtually unknown in most cultures and are now spreading rapidly as a direct consequence of their media portrayal. This was precisely what happened in Hong Kong in the 1990s, when media reports portraying anorexia in a Western fashion led to the near disappearance of the rare local version of the disorder and a huge increase in prevalence of the Western type.

Studies show that the Western "disease model" of mental illness is becoming more widely accepted worldwide. Yet they also show that the more people subscribe to the idea that the mentally ill have something wrong with their brains, the more frightened and harsh they become toward such people.

This may go a ways toward explaining why schizophrenics in Third World countries continue to cope much better over time than those in the First World.

Sources for this story include: www.nytimes.com .
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#6 Jun 24, 2010
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 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.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/18/health/psyc...
__________
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.

The Economist

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.

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid...

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. America’s National Institutes of Health and Britain’s 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 trait—intelligence, 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. It’s 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, Alzheimer’s 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.

snip:

They simply have not been delivering the goods.

http://www.newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid...
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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.

http://www.adhd-report.com/biopsychiatry/bio_...
cody

Detroit, MI

#7 Jun 24, 2010
HumanSpirit wrote:
<quoted text>
Stay to the topic. Don't insult me.
If you don't like what I post don't read what I post. It's that simple.
Did your mother overdosed you this morning to think that I will listen to a person such as yourself.
Oh, you know how to push the little judge buttons all by yourself ?
Am I upset about you comment ?? My mommy ?
I'm laughing at you actually.
What a sad lonely life you must have.
You are unbalanced, thus the need to keep trying to shove your crap at everyone ?
What did your mommy take ? She must still be on it to put up will you......
You are a waste of my time.
Go play with your mommy's computer.
cody

Detroit, MI

#8 Jun 24, 2010
HumanSpirit wrote:
<quoted text>
Stay to the topic. Don't insult me.
If you don't like what I post don't read what I post. It's that simple.
Did your mother overdosed you this morning to think that I will listen to a person such as yourself.
It would be "overdose", not overdosed.
Speak English.
I'm done here.
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#9 Jun 24, 2010
cody wrote:
<quoted text>
It would be "overdose", not overdosed.
Speak English.
I'm done here.
I think you understand what I was stating with the spelling error..

What's your motive to bring that up bit of trivial mis-spelling considering your poor sentence structure and oozing arrogance.....Drug induced you think?

“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.

Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
wlohe.

Amzanig huh?”

Have a good day
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#10 Jun 24, 2010
cody wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, you know how to push the little judge buttons all by yourself ?
Am I upset about you comment ?? My mommy ?
I'm laughing at you actually.
What a sad lonely life you must have.
You are unbalanced, thus the need to keep trying to shove your crap at everyone ?
What did your mommy take ? She must still be on it to put up will you......
You are a waste of my time.
Go play with your mommy's computer.
Stay to the topic.

Have a good day.
cody

Detroit, MI

#11 Jun 25, 2010
Dude, you're nuts.
I don't plan on playing with you.
Are you looking for attention ??
You must be.
Go talk to your mommy, find some meds, and have a nice life.
Not Worth Reply.......
cody

Detroit, MI

#12 Jun 25, 2010
HumanSpirit wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you understand what I was stating with the spelling error..
What's your motive to bring that up bit of trivial mis-spelling considering your poor sentence structure and oozing arrogance.....Drug induced you think?
“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the
huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
wlohe.
Amzanig huh?”
Have a good day
No, I think it's the drugs.........
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#13 Jun 26, 2010
cody wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I think it's the drugs.........
You should try to wean yourself off of those mind drugs. I suggest you find a MD and talk about the problem with him.
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