Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health

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From The New York Times: New research suggests that Instagram users who have been diagnosed with depression tend to post darker, bluer, and grayer photos than Instagram users categorized as healthy. Researchers believe that the machine-learning technology used in this research may one day be used to conduct or augment mental health screenings.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The findings aren’t remotely surprising, however the hope that “the machine-learning technology used in this research may one day be used to conduct or augment mental health screenings” is a frightening thought, especially given the predictable failure of today’s antidepressant treatments.

    http://www.alternet.org/story/146659/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    Perhaps, it’d be wiser for today’s “in crisis” “mental health” industry to learn to respect the concept of “live and let live” instead? It’s just disgusting that an industry that has proven itself to be based upon scientific fraud, and harming rather than helping others, wants to screen the entire world, unknowingly, for “mental health” problems. Leave others alone, you psychopathic iatrogenic illness creators.

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