Novel method withdraws important information on psychiatric expressions

Novel method withdraws important information on psychiatric expressions as two reports produced in Biological Psychiatry reveal an approximate to utilize electronic health record to probe the biological foundation of neuropsychiatric indication.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have expanded this new information from doctors’ notes permitting them to seize the complication of psychiatric maladies that is disregarded by traditional sources of clinical data.


The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, was led by co-senior authors Tianxi Cai, Sc.D., and Roy H. Perlis, M.D. A second study published in Biological Psychiatry, also led by Dr. Perlis, appealed the novel technique in an evidence of belief study to demarcate genes allied with psychiatric symptoms.

Thomas McCoy Jr., M.D., co-first author with Sheng Yu, Ph.D. said that various attempts to utilize clinical affirmation in electronic health records for research objective to name discrete manifestations like the existence and non-existence of psychosis. However, this approximation escapes the intricate overlaying of symptoms between varied mental disorders. Dr. McCoy also said that he along with his co-authors have developed a methodology that otherwise apprehends symptom feature signaled by the National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria.

The methodology withdraws applicable indication from the affluence of information in the complete accounted notes recorded by clinicians in patients’ electronic health records. Dr. McCoy and colleagues utilized the methodology to designate 3,619 adults with psychiatric hospitalizations covering a compass of disorders involving schizophrenia, anxiety, major depressive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.