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Detecting candidates of depression, anxiety and stress through Malay-written tweets: a preliminary study

Maskat, Ruhaila and Nasrudin, Muhammad Zahier and Musa, Ramli (2019) Detecting candidates of depression, anxiety and stress through Malay-written tweets: a preliminary study. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 16 (2). pp. 787-793. ISSN 2502-4752 E-ISSN 2502-4760

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Abstract

Depression, anxiety and stress are not trivial conditions applicable for only the weak-hearted. They can be inflicted by anyone of all age groups, gender, race and social status. While some are courageous to acknowledge their condition, others shy away in shame or denial. In this paper, we proposed a “proactive” approach to detecting candidates of depression, anxiety and stress in an unobtrusive manner by tapping into what Malaysians tweet in Malay language. From this preliminary study, we constructed 165 Malay layman terms which describe depression, anxiety or stress as identified in MDASS-42 scale. Since Twitter is an informal platform, construction of Malay layman terms is an essential step to the detection of candidates. Our study on 1,789 Malay tweets discovered 6 Twitter users as potential candidates, having high frequency of tweets with any of the layman terms. We can conclude that using tweets can be useful in unobtrusively detecting candidates of depression, anxiety or stress. This paper also identifies open research areas.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5818/79733
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anxiety and stress Depression, Malay language MDASS-42 Twitter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Professor Ramli Musa
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 11:39
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 11:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79733

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