Title: Intelligent panic disorder treatment by using biofeedback analysis and web technologies

Authors: Bai-En Shie, Fong-Lin Jang, Vincent S. Tseng

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Psychiatry, Chi-Mei Medical Center, No. 442, Sec. 2, Shulin St., South District, Tainan 702, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Institute of Medical Informatics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: The treatment of mental disorders has recently become an important research issue. The treatment of mental illness through biofeedback therapy can be defined as a combination method integrating biofeedback devices and self-help programs. This research aims at development of an online treatment system for panic patients by combining biofeedback therapy and web technologies. The system provides a more convenient communication between patients and medical professionals. Moreover, managing functions are provided for the medical professionals. The results of this research are expected to have a pivotal impact on the healthcare industry with increased and enhanced levels of technology and services.

Keywords: biofeedback analysis; online therapy; panic disorders; intelligent healthcare; data mining; mental illness; health services; self-help; medical research; online treatment; patients; doctors; web technologies; internet; world wide web; medical professionals; business intelligence; Taiwan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2010.030300

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.77 - 93

Available online: 14 Dec 2009 *

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