American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 20, 2019
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VIDEO: Analyzing speech patterns to measure emotion in bipolar disorder

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SAN FRANCISCO — Melvin G. McInnis, MD, Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth professor of bipolar disorder and depression and director of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program at University of Michigan, discussed analyzing speech segments from people with bipolar disorder to measure emotion.

Using speech segments from cellphones, researchers can measure the levels of activation and valance to determine features of speech associated with emotions. The hope is that this method can monitor variability of emotion over time among individuals with bipolar disorder.