Using technology to better understand PTSD

This study uses computer technology, including machine learning algorithms, to explore patterns in data from civilians, public safety personnel, military members, and veterans with PTSD. Advanced computer models are being used to analyze data from people who have received treatment for PTSD to identify common features among specific demographic groups, data patterns suggestive of new subtypes of PTSD, and factors that hold promise to improve treatment and recovery.

This research will reveal clues about new subtypes of PTSD and will drive progress in developing more personalized approaches to treatment.

Research Team: Dr. Margaret McKinnon (McMaster University, HRI), Dr. Patrick Martin (Queen’s University), Dr. Ruth Lanius (Western University), Dr. Andrew Nicholson (McMaster University, HRI), Anna Park (McMaster University), Braeden Terpou (Western University), Sarah Goegan (McMaster University)

Funder: Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and True Patriot Love Foundation