Series Vol. 15 , 13 September 2023
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Mental health is essential to all of us. Research has shown that facial appearance can hold cues for symptoms of depression, and perceived mental health reflects actual mental health. However, little research shows the relationship between people's judgments of mental health conditions and facial appearances. Here we will discuss the relationship between mental health and facial appearance. We will collect photos of faces under different mental conditions and let observers rate their mental health scores. Moreover, we will also measure the observers' mental health condition to see whether people with mental illness can accurately judge faces under the same condition.
facial appearance, mental health, mood disorders, personality disorders
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The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study will be available from the authors upon reasonable request.