Virtual human as a new diagnostic tool, a proof of concept study in the field of major depressive disorders

@inproceedings{Philip2017VirtualHA,
  title={Virtual human as a new diagnostic tool, a proof of concept study in the field of major depressive disorders},
  author={Pierre Philip and Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi and Patricia Sagaspe and Etienne de Sevin and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Olive and St{\'e}phanie Bioulac and Alain Sauteraud},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2017}
}
Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) are promising software to communicate with patients but no study has tested them in the diagnostic field of mental disorders. The aim of this study was 1) to test the performance of a diagnostic system for major depressive disorders (MDD), based on the identification by an ECA of specific symptoms (the MDD DSM 5 criteria) in outpatients; 2) to evaluate the acceptability of such an ECA. Patients completed two clinical interviews in a randomized order (ECA… CONTINUE READING
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