Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst

Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst
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ISSN: 2167-1044


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Compute Psychological Illness of Students by Using an Expert System

Syeda Huma Jabeen, Muhammad Ejaz Sandhu, Faiza Tahir, Amadullah M, Noshaba Noureen, Sehrish Munawar Cheema, Saad Salman, Rida Ali, Dr. Nadeem Ahmed and Zeeshan Maqsood

Objective: This research is being conducted to develop a technological solution for mentally distorted students. Though the mental health of university students is known globally as a momentous public health matter. Academicals and social stresses are playing quite a negative role in university student’s life, especially in forms of mental illness like stress, depression, and anxiety. These mental health issues are becoming a major constraint towards their studies and career.
Method: Psychologist used different scales to measure a level of mental disorder. However, to measure such a disease level, we are working on a knowledge-based expert system that will be used to compute its level among the students who are affiliated with technological studies. Mostly psychologist does psychotherapy and use other instruments to cure such a patient for which they must have to visit the psychologist. However, if the psychologist is not available especially in remote areas then the expert system can be used as reciprocal. In order to make our expert system more validate and authentic the knowledge of psychological expert will be used under the process of development.
Results: Data from 500 technological University Students are collected from one of the universities in Sialkot, Pakistan. Almost more than 200 students remained clear minded and fall under the normal state of depression and 122 students in case of Anxiety remained normal. 206 students out of 500 were responders to the abnormal stage of anxiety on a 5-point scale from an average of 4.5 points. On the basis of this, an expert system is being designed to facilitate the students.
Conclusion: As per results, 30% - 35% students were in the range of abnormality. Therefore, we are further going to develop an evaluation mechanism by using technological ways so that an expert system can replace a psychologist