Cure Depression by Playing Video Games

3/27/2017 - PhD Candidate Subuhi Khan and Associate Professor of Communication Jorge Peña in the International Business Times.

Treating depression is not an easy matter, and prescribing medication is far from a perfect solution. And given the nature of the problem, it is also often difficult to get patients to continue with the course of treatments.

A study by researchers from the University of California, Davis, tested the idea of video games being an effective tool to treat depression by prompting the study’s participants to play the games. And they found that when reminded, the participants played the game more often and in some cases, also for longer.

Read the full story in the International Business Times.