A game that’s better than therapy for treating depression

Extracted 24JAN2014 from http://newsle.com/article/0/83543294/ Sparx ticks all boxes, as do other forms of e-therapy. The game is also an effective way to reach the 8 million young Americans who suffer from depression or anxiety but don’t have access to therapists because of location, expense, or stigma... As well as investing considerable business resources into the company, LinkedWellness has enlisted Dr David Brendel, a Harvard Medical School professor and author of “Healing Psychiatry,” as its chief medical officer. “There’s a lot of concern that computer games are not good for the brain longterm,” Brendel says. “We think SPARX actually stands that assumption on its head.”

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