Saturday, March 6, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Tweets Could Unveil The impact of Anti-Depressant Drugs, Says Study

Tweets Could Unveil The impact of Anti-Depressant Drugs, Says Study

In this study, using Big Data and text mining, the scientists analysed tweets by users who mentioned they were taking drugs for the treatment of depressive disorders

Researchers have found that an analysis of tweets could reveal if anti-depressant drugs are having the desired impact on the patients.

The study by researchers of the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics (GRIB) from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Barcelona, Spain, have identified behavioural and linguistic changes in tweets in Spanish published by users suffering from depression and who are taking medication to treat this disease.

They focused on the changes in the features of the messages that may be associated with treatment with anti-depressant drugs.

Please Follow NewsGram on Facebook To Get Latest Updates!

The most notable results revealed that during periods in which users said they were receiving anti-depressant drug treatment, their Twitter activity increased with longer messages but posting fewer messages at night, according to the study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

They also interacted more with other users (for example, through an increase in number of mentions per tweet, which may reflect an interest in interacting with other people) and also an increase in positive emotions related to happiness and surprise.

“We can state that the behavioural patterns of people who are on treatment with anti-depressant drugs change and tend to resemble those of people who do not suffer from depression,” said Angela Leis from the Research Programme on Biomedical Informatics.

Depression is one of the most widespread mental illnesses. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it affects more than 322 million people of all age groups and is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.

Tweets
Researchers have found that an analysis of tweets could reveal if anti-depressant drugs are having the desired impact on the patients. Unsplash

The possibility of analysing massive data shared on social networks provides new opportunities to understand the behaviour of their users better.

In this study, using Big Data and text mining, the scientists analysed tweets by users who mentioned they were taking drugs for the treatment of depressive disorders.

ALSO READ: Amit Shah And The Legacy Of Chila Rai

The main goal was to detect the effects of this medication through changes in the language used in their tweets or in the way these people used Twitter.

There are various types of anti-depressant drugs and this study focused specifically on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, which are the most commonly prescribed drug for treating depression. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

A Gentleman’s Guide With A Detailed Regime For The Amateur To The Pro

While picking the right products can be a daunting task, men are serious about grooming, self-care, and wellness routines. With the changes the world...

Indian Women Feel The Pressure To Seek Permission For Their Professional Choices

Do young Indian women still feel the pressure to seek permission for their professional choices? According to new OkCupid data, an overwhelming 79 percent...

Study: The Market For Luxury Smart Homes And Villas Is Constantly Thriving

As the real estate sector emerges out of pandemic, the market for luxury smart homes and villas in India is thriving and demand has...

Benefits of “Heeng” : The Extraordinary Spice of Every Indian Household!

In every Indian household, the most important kitchen ingredient that is never missed in every Indian household is "Heeng" or Asafoetida. It has a...

Can AI Get Common Sense? Facebook Model Shows The Way

In an advance to building machines with common sense, Facebook researchers have developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can learn from any...

WHO: Ban On Vaping Can Be Counterproductive

Millions of vapers across Asia could feel forced to return to smoking if a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on e-cigarettes and...

Study: Smoking Cessation Drug Cytisine May Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease

A smoking cessation drug -- cytisine -- may help treat Parkinson's disease or stop its progression in women, say, researchers, including an Indian-origin. The...

5 Healthy Ingredients To Include In Our Diet To Channelize Our Inner Boss Lady

Women have always been the epicenter of our family lives, and are now budding into entrepreneurs, impactful team players, and opinion leaders that shape...

Recent Comments