Natural language processing: unlocking the potential of electronic health record data to support transdiagnostic psychiatric research

  • Rashmi Patel
    Correspondence to: Rashmi Patel, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, London, UK
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, UK

    Holmusk Technologies Inc, New York, NY, USA
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  • Matthew Wickersham
    Weill-Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, New York, NY, USA
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  • Rudolf N. Cardinal
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK; Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
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  • Paolo Fusar-Poli
    Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, London, UK
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  • Christoph U. Correll
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universitaet Berlin, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany

    Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health, Glen Oaks, NY, USA

    Department of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hempstead, NY, USA
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Published:September 08, 2022DOI:
      Mental disorders bring a substantial burden of illness and disability, but their underlying etiology and pathophysiology remains poorly characterized. Here, we outline the potential for data derived from natural language processing (NLP) of electronic health records (EHRs) to support transdiagnostic approaches to characterize mental disorders.


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