Identifying Mood Episodes Using Dialogue Features from Clinical Interviews

Zakaria Aldeneh, Mimansa Jaiswal, Michael Picheny, Melvin G. McInnis, Emily Mower Provost


Bipolar disorder, a severe chronic mental illness characterized by pathological mood swings from depression to mania, requires ongoing symptom severity tracking to both guide and measure treatments that are critical for maintaining long-term health. Mental health professionals assess symptom severity through semi-structured clinical interviews. During these interviews, they observe their patients’ spoken behaviors, including both what the patients say and how they say it. In this work, we move beyond acoustic and lexical information, investigating how higher-level interactive patterns also change during mood episodes. We then perform a secondary analysis, asking if these interactive patterns, measured through dialogue features, can be used in conjunction with acoustic features to automatically recognize mood episodes. Our results show that it is beneficial to consider dialogue features when analyzing and building automated systems for predicting and monitoring mood.


 DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1878

Cite as: Aldeneh, Z., Jaiswal, M., Picheny, M., McInnis, M.G., Provost, E.M. (2019) Identifying Mood Episodes Using Dialogue Features from Clinical Interviews. Proc. Interspeech 2019, 1926-1930, DOI: 10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1878.


@inproceedings{Aldeneh2019,
  author={Zakaria Aldeneh and Mimansa Jaiswal and Michael Picheny and Melvin G. McInnis and Emily Mower Provost},
  title={{Identifying Mood Episodes Using Dialogue Features from Clinical Interviews}},
  year=2019,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2019},
  pages={1926--1930},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1878},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/Interspeech.2019-1878}
}