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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070176
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 7 Issue 1, 2016.
Abstract: Early diagnosis of mental health problems helps the professionals to treat it at an earlier stage and improves the patients’ quality of life. So, there is an urgent need to treat basic mental health problems that prevail among children which may lead to complicated problems, if not treated at an early stage. Machine learning Techniques are currently well suited for analyzing medical data and diagnosing the problem. This research has identified eight machine learning techniques and has compared their performances on different measures of accuracy in diagnosing five basic mental health problems. A data set consisting of sixty cases is collected for training and testing the performance of the techniques. Twenty-five attributes have been identified as important for diagnosing the problem from the documents. The attributes have been reduced by applying Feature Selection algorithms over the full attribute data set. The accuracy over the full attribute set and selected attribute set on various machine learning techniques have been compared. It is evident from the results that the three classifiers viz., Multilayer Perceptron, Multiclass Classifier and LAD Tree produced more accurate results and there is only a slight difference between their performances over full attribute set and selected attribute set.
Ms. Sumathi M.R. and Dr. B. Poorna, “Prediction of Mental Health Problems Among Children Using Machine Learning Techniques” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 7(1), 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2016.070176