Adolescents suffering depression can benefit from game therapy


Adolescents suffering depression can benefit from game therapy

Apr 23, 2012

A study published on bmj.com shows that teenagers suffering from depression can benefit just as much from specialised computer therapy as they do from one-to-one therapy.

Researchers from the University of Auckland set out to assess whether an innovative computerised cognitive behavioural therapy intervention called SPARX could reduce depressive symptoms as much as the usual care can.  Their findings proved that SPARX was as effective as the usual care in reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety by at least a third.

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