What can big data do for mental health treatment?

Breakthroughs for understanding and treating conditions like cancer have been transformed by harnessing big data – but its potential has not yet been met in mental health.

Treatments are most effective when they are delivered to the right people, at the right time, in the right way. Currently we don’t know what mental health treatments will work for whom, and this wastes valuable time, money – and most devastatingly, lives.

Big data could be the key to changing this, creating personalised care for people facing a mental illness.

Read more on MQ.

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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