Depression is a mental disorder that negatively affects the day to day activities of a patient. Diagnosing depression is of paramount importance to reduce suffering for the patient and support network. Electroencephalograph (EEG) signal variations can indicate neurological diseases associated with mental trauma. EEG being a non-invasive technique, is widely used to analyse various brain disorders. However, to detect and interpret the minute signal changes a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system is developed. Higher order statistic based parameters, such as variance, kurtosis, normalized kurtosis, skewness, normalized skewness is extracted from the linear predictive coding (LPC) residuals. Seven different feature ranking methods are used to test and rank the extracted features. Feature ranking using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) gave the best classification accuracy of 94.30%, the sensitivity of 91.46% and specificity of 97.45% using a bag tree classifier.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Health Informatics