How Machine Learning Helps Diagnose PTSD More Efficiently

Original article was published by Eshan Samaranayake on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


What is PTSD?

According to Mayo Clinic, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. For this reason, PTSD is common among veterans.

Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation. Nowadays, PTSD symptoms are on the rise among the general population.