Smartphone Gaming may help treat depression

 Mobile video games can be helpful in minimising the depression level (Image credits:

Mobile video games can be helpful in minimising the depression level (Image credits:

According to a research playing Smartphone video game may help you in a better way to treat problem related to depression by targeting underlying cognitive issues associated with the disorder, rather than just managing the symptoms.

“We found that moderately depressed people do better with apps like this because they address or treat correlates of depression,” said Patricia Arean, a researcher at the University of Washington.

People with depression face problems related to focusing their attention on personal goals because they are so much distracted by their worries. The mobile technology helps people better their attention and prevent them from distraction.

Project EVO runs on phones and tablets and is designed to improve focus and attention at a basic neurological level.

Joaquin A. Anguera from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) said that EVO was not directly designed to treat depression, we hypothesised that there may indeed be beneficial effects on these symptoms by improving cognitive issues with targeted treatment, and as of now results are very much promising.

For the study, the team enrolled older adults diagnosed with late-life depression into a treatment trial where they were randomised to receive the app-based treatment.

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