How far can technology aid diagnosis and treatment?

Machine learning has potential in aiding objective psychiatric diagnosis and in the prediction of events such as suicide and the development of mental ill-health in people at risk. But the value of standalone apps in treating seriously ill patients has still to be proven.


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