You Could Be Depressed If You're Posting Dark and Gray Instagram Pics

You Could Be Depressed If You're Posting Dark and Gray Instagram Pics

"General practitioners were able to correctly rule out depression in non-depressed patients 81 per cent of the time, but only diagnosed depressed patients correctly 42 per cent of the time", the study reads. They also tended to have more photos with a single person in them, while non-depressed people shared more group shots. A little less than half of the participants had been diagnosed with depression within the past three years.

The difference between photo filters healthy participants used in the study and what people with depression typically chose.

There have been other studies which have examined whether social media can display whether the user is in fact depressed.

Computer software created to scan photos for these hidden signals accurately diagnosed people with depression seven out of 10 times, said lead researcher Andrew Reece.

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"In other words, people suffering from depression were more likely to favor a filter that literally drained all the colour out the images they wanted to share", scientists stated further. Those who had depression typically posted images that contained bluer, darker hues and had fewer faces in the images. Yet, those volunteers were not able to complete the task as efficiently as the statistical computer model; the rating done by humans lacked much correlation with the features of the photos that were identified by the computer.

The pictures tend to be darker, greyer and bluer if someone is feeling depressed, a study suggests.

"But you might not, as a person casually flipping through Instagram, be as good at detecting depression as you think".

In studies associating mood, color, and mental health, healthy individuals identified darker, grayer colors with negative mood, and generally preferred brighter, more vivid colors [16, 17, 18, 19].

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The program wound up accurately assessing depression in Instagram users 70 percent of the time, the findings showed. In a paper published today (Aug. 8) in the journal EPJ Data Science, a pair of researchers found that an algorithm flagging a few key signs in people's Instagram posts may be able to diagnose depression more effectively than doctors. We also counted the number of comments and likes each post received as measures of community engagement, and used posting frequency as a metric for user engagement.

The research is only a proof of concept right now and it can't be said for sure whether it can have a similar application on a larger scale.

According to Danforth, there is a need for more thinking on the morality of machines.

We do feel strongly that there's an important ethical discussion that must occur in step with these technological developments, regarding data privacy and the implications of applying sophisticated analytical tools in an online medium which doesn't forget.

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