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    video game

  1. Sparx: 3D Animated Fantasy Game Effective in Treating Depression in Adolescents

    A study by Dr Sally Merry, an associate professor of child and adolescent psychiarty at New Zealand’s Auckland University School of Medicine found that a 3D animated fantasy game, called “Sparx,” proved more effective in treating depression in adolescents than face-to-face therapy. A randomized clinical trial showed that the remission...
  2. Playforward: Elm City Stories – iPad Video Game to Prevent HIV Infection among Youth

    Yale researchers are developing a video game for the iPad aimed at preventing HIV infection among ethnic minority adolescents. Their study appears in Games for Health, titled A Qualitative Study to Inform the Development of a Videogame for Adolescent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention. The video game, which is called Playforward: Elm City Stories,...