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To treat depression, we will likely combine neuroplasticity-based brain training games with antidepressants

BrainTrainingCom­puter Games Bet­ter Than Med­ica­tion in Treat­ing Elderly Depres­sion (Live Science):

Com­puter games could help in treat­ing older peo­ple with depres­sion who haven’t been helped by anti­de­pres­sant drugs or other treat­ments for the disorder…In a study of 11 older patients, researchers found play­ing cer­tain com­puter games was just as effec­tive at reduc­ing symp­toms of depres­sion as Read the rest of this entry »

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, delivered as a Videogame, Can Help Lower Anxiety and Depression

Young Depres­sive Patients Respond To Com­puter Ther­apy (Med­ical News Today):

- “Depres­sion is com­mon in ado­les­cents, although many are reluc­tant to seek pro­fes­sional help. Accord­ing to a study pub­lished in BMJ, spe­cial­ized com­puter ther­apy is just as effec­tive as Read the rest of this entry »


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