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Suicide, considered as one of the leading causes of death, has not been given enough attention in order to reduce it's rate. The problem addressed in this paper is the analysis of the relation between an extra stimulus and physiological data's responses. In order to record the physiological data set from multiple subjects over many weeks, we used an acoustic startle during a Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) test that spontaneously leads subjects to real emotional reactivity, without any deliberate laboratory setting. Crucially, we show that, by inducing anxiety during the test, changes appear in Electrodermal activity, Electrocardiogram, Heart Rate and Respiration Rate. A wide range of physiological features from various analysis domains, including modeling, time/frequency analysis, an algorithm and etc., is proposed in order to find the best emotional reactivity feature to correlate them with emotional states which can be considered as a suicide factor. More specifically, this paper is focused on the EDA data analysis. Experimental results highlight that all cited techniques perform well and we achieved a high resolution of tonic and phasic components which allow us to measure the latency, onsets and amplitudes of EDA responses to a stimulus. This paper follows the association of recommendations for advancement of health care instruments.
Amiri, A. M., Abtahi, M., Rabasco, A., Armey, M., & Mankodiya, K. (2016, March 20-23). Emotional reactivity monitoring using electrodermal activity analysis in individuals with suicidal behaviors. 2016 10th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT), Worcester, MA. doi: 10.1109/ISMICT.2016.7498896
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISMICT.2016.7498896