Reportedly, a study suggests that, PTSD that is post-traumatic stress disorder can be detected with the help of voice analysis software in veterans founded on their talking. It has been understood by many doctors since long that people having psychiatric disorders might speak in a different way as compare to individuals having no mental wellbeing difficulties, notes in Anxiety and Depression by researchers. While, the potential for different speech patterns between people having PTSD has been pointed by some previous research saying, it has not been clear whether depression, which frequently go with PTSD might clarify the exclusive speech characteristics.
With the help of the recent study, veterans with PTSD have been detected by voice analysis software and the ones who did not had it with 89% appropriately. Dr. Charles Marmar, who is lead author of the study and chair of psychiatry in NYC said that, people having PTSD spoke more slowly, (as in slow movements of tongue were observed), were more repetitious with more eruptions of vocalization, were less energetic and animated in their talk, and had a flatter, longer hesitation tone.
Marmar said an email that, characteristics based on speech can be further used to diagnose this disease has been suggested by our findings, and with additional validations and refinement, might be working in the clinic in the nearby future. An artificial intelligence program was used by team of Marmar, which studies how to categorize individuals based on cases of speech. Initially, long hour interviews were recorded by researchers based on interrogations often asked by clinicians to identify PTSD. Altogether, 53 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans having PTSD were interviewed by them and 78 without the disease as well. Patterns of specific voice features were linked by the software with PTSD, counting a lifeless and less clear speech, and were reported helpful in diagnosis.