Mental health patients and computers


ROCHESTER, Minn. – A new study could shed some light on those suffering from mental illness.

The University of Southern California research suggests that mental health patients could feel more comfortable talking to a computer about their problems rather than a real person. Although this is just one study, health officials say this could lead to further advancements in the field. We spoke to a psychologist Tuesday, and they say it could be good too. “I think this anonymous feature could make people relax and reveal more than they would otherwise reveal even to their closest family members,” Dr. Solay Unal said.

Unal suggests more research should be done.

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