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I am currently doing a research in the attempt to detect onset sign of mental disorders through facial recognition. In order to do that, I would need training dataset which contains 1. Pictures 2. Diagnosis. Are there any open datasets that I could find/apply to? Thanks

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Psychology.SE. I am intrigued by your research question. Are you suggesting that mental health diagnoses can be made by reading facial cues? $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Oct 11 '18 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ Personally identifiable information (like faces) coupled with mental health records? Seems ethically questionable, to say the least. The data set you are imagining would be a privacy nightmare. I think you're probably out of luck with this one, sorry. $\endgroup$ – steveLangsford Oct 12 '18 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ To add to steveLangsford's comment, depending on where you are located it could be illegal for you to do this research without approval by a regulatory body. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Oct 12 '18 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ Your best bet might be to find a researcher who already has such dataset collected and try to form a collaborative relationship with him/er where you help them analyze the data. For privacy reasons, it might be very difficult to find such data publicly posted online. To help build such relationship, try searching: academia.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Justas Oct 14 '18 at 15:20

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