Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, yet it is often overlooked and stigmatized. Depression, in particular, is a prevalent mental health disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of disability globally, and its incidence is on the rise.
To address this issue, we have developed a startup called Smart Psych an innovative mental health system that uses advanced AI techniques to protect and treat people from depression. The project has three phases: psychological protection, diagnosis, and tracking.
The first phase, psychological protection, involves collecting symptoms that lead to the diagnosis of depression. This phase is directed at all people and includes activities and interventions to promote mental health and well-being. The AI system uses a variety of techniques such as sleep, mood, and energy tracking, also Sentimental Analysis using NLP techniques to help individuals build resilience, cope with stress, and develop healthy habits.
During the second phase, the Smart Psych system identifies symptoms that lead to the diagnosis of depression. If a user is diagnosed with depression, the system facilitates a connection between the user and a psychotherapist for follow-up and treatment, all within the same system.
The final phase, tracking, is focused on assisting the patient in their treatment plan and helping them remain consistent with therapy. The AI system uses techniques such as personalized goal setting, progress tracking, and reminders to keep users engaged and motivated throughout their treatment.
Smart Psych has participated in various competitions, including the Change Makers Competition at AUB, where we were a top 10 finalist. We also won second place in the Switchboard Hackathon with USAID and Shabka and participated in the Tabadol Fellowship Program with Makesense and The Asfari Foundation.
The Smart Psych team is committed to making mental health services more accessible and affordable for everyone. Our innovative mental health system has the potential to revolutionize the way we diagnose and treat depression. By using advanced AI techniques, Smart Psych can provide personalized and effective care that is tailored to each user’s unique needs and preferences.
Mohammad Badia Alfathi
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