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Cognitive network science quantifies feelings expressed in suicide letters and Reddit mental health communities

@article{Joseph2021CognitiveNS,
  title={Cognitive network science quantifies feelings expressed in suicide letters and Reddit mental health communities},
  author={Simmi Marina Joseph and Salvatore Citraro and Virginia Morini and Giulio Rossetti and Massimo Stella},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2110.15269}
}
Writing messages is key to expressing feelings. This study adopts cognitive network science to reconstruct how individuals report their feelings in clinical narratives like suicide notes or mental health posts. We achieve this by reconstructing syntactic/semantic associations between concepts in texts as co-occurrences enriched with affective data. We transform 142 suicide notes and 77,000 Reddit posts from the r/anxiety, r/depression, r/schizophrenia, and r/do-it-your-own (r/DIY) forums into 5… 
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