Artificial intelligence in mental healthcare: an overview and future perspectives

Br J Radiol. 2023 Oct;96(1150):20230213. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20230213. Epub 2023 Sep 12.


Artificial intelligence is disrupting the field of mental healthcare through applications in computational psychiatry, which leverages quantitative techniques to inform our understanding, detection, and treatment of mental illnesses. This paper provides an overview of artificial intelligence technologies in modern mental healthcare and surveys recent advances made by researchers, focusing on the nascent field of digital psychiatry. We also consider the ethical implications of artificial intelligence playing a greater role in mental healthcare.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders* / therapy
  • Mental Health Services*
  • Psychiatry*