MedXtractor Fills a Key Gap in Mental Health Treatments


  According to the Lancet Commission, mental health disorders are on the rise in every country worldwide, and the resulting lost productivity will cost the global economy $16 trillion by 2030. Yet, despite nearly two billion people with mental illness each year, these conditions are routinely misdiagnosed and inadequately treated. MedXtractor Corp.’s (CSE: MXT) (OTC: MXTTF) SHAMAN and YMI programs apply machine learning to high-resolution health records to better diagnose mental health disorders. In addition, the company aims to predict what treatments are most effective in addressing these conditions, including psychedelics, which have shown tremendous promise in early clinical trials. Let’s take a closer look at the challenges facing mental health treatments and how SHAMAN and psychedelics could play critical roles in improving them. Mental Health Challenges Mental health disorders affect a high percentage of the population. For example, mood and anxiety disorders affect nearly one-third of the U.S. population. In addition, a relatively high rate of people experiencing these conditions visit their primary care physician with physical complaints, like fatigue, creating an opportunity for diagnosis and treatment. Despite the high prevalence of these disorders, few patients are accurately screened and diagnosed. For example, research shows that primary care physicians misdiagnosed 65.9% of patients with major depressive disorder, 92.7% of patients with bipolar disorder, 71% of patients with generalized anxiety disorder, and 97.8% of patients with social anxiety disorder. Even if there’s an accurate diagnosis, many mental health treatments have less-than-desirable efficacy, and there can be significant side effects. Psychedelics could offer a better alternative for many patients. Still, years of prohibition have set back clinical trials, and there’s not a lot of information about how and when to administer these kinds of treatments. Psychedelics Provide a Solution Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years in religious ceremonies and…

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