Quantifying the Language of Schizophrenia in Social Media

  title={Quantifying the Language of Schizophrenia in Social Media},
  author={Margaret Mitchell and Kristy Hollingshead and Glen Coppersmith},
Analyzing symptoms of schizophrenia has traditionally been challenging given the low prevalence of the condition, affecting around 1% of the U.S. population. We explore potential linguistic markers of schizophrenia using the tweets1 of self-identified schizophrenia sufferers, and describe several natural language processing (NLP) methods to analyze the language of schizophrenia. We examine how these signals compare with the widelyused LIWC categories for understanding mental health (Pennebaker… CONTINUE READING
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