Brookings: How to responsibly predict depression diagnoses using social media

Brookings: How to responsibly predict depression diagnoses using social media. “In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked so much havoc on the nation’s collective mental health, research has shown—unsurprisingly—that emotions like sadness, anxiety, depression, and stress are dramatically more prevalent now than they were this time last year. While those lamentable outcomes were measured through traditional surveys, a quiet revolution is under way in the underlying methodology of how mental health researchers and psychologists analyze the sentiment floating around our social media feeds and the internet more broadly.”

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