• University: Newcastle Psychiatric Hospital, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; The Insight Center for Data Analytics, Dublin City University, Ireland; Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, and The Insight Center for Data Analytics, Ireland; Biomedical Engineering Research Group, Maynooth University.
  • Authors: Francesco Amico, Graham Healy, Mahnaz Arvaneh, Damien Kearney, Eva Mohedano, Darren Roddy, John Yek, Alan F. Smeaton, Justin Brophy

High risk for suicide is typically assessed by clinicians using questionnaires and interviews. Although useful in a wide range of clinical settings, this assessment approach has many disadvantages e.g., misinterpretation subtle differences in meanings of words used in emotional scales, objective and subjective biases and difficulties in reliably assessing the intensity of the emotion. Most significantly, these cues can be missed with catastrophic consequences.

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