The role of personality, age, and gender in tweeting about mental illness

@inproceedings{PreotiucPietro2015TheRO,
  title={The role of personality, age, and gender in tweeting about mental illness},
  author={Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro and Johannes C. Eichstaedt and Gregory J. Park and Maarten Sap and Laura K Smith and Victoria Tobolsky and H. A. Schwartz and Lyle H. Ungar},
  booktitle={CLPsych@HLT-NAACL},
  year={2015}
}
Mental illnesses, such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are highly underdiagnosed globally. Populations sharing similar demographics and personality traits are known to be more at risk than others. In this study, we characterise the language use of users disclosing their mental illness on Twitter. Language-derived personality and demographic estimates show surprisingly strong performance in distinguishing users that tweet a diagnosis of depression or PTSD from random… 

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