Imagine a world where we understand how to detect mental health and developmental problems in early childhood so that we can intervene early in life and prevent future suffering and impairment. This is a challenge that can only be addressed by an interdisciplinary team of computational people with child psychiatrists and neuroscientists who can integrate and mine knowledge from cross-cultural and global data.
With autism, anxiety, and other disorders on the rise, it is imperative that children be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. We are working on making diagnosis easier, cheaper, and more accurate. Our aim is to make diagnostic tools accessible to the general population, empowering children and caregivers.
The “Information, Child Mental Health, and Society” project led by a Duke Bass Connections team concluded in June 2015.
Screening for Autism: There’s an App for That
Duke Researchers Developing App to Screen for Autism
Putting Big Data to Work in Autism Diagnosis