Video game “Sparx” helps to overcome depression

Video game “Sparx” helps to overcome depression

Recently, a group of researchers from New Zealand wondered whether video games could be used to treat depression. Thus, the game SPARX was developed, which makes psychotherapy much more exciting than the usual techniques of specialists. The study involved 168 adolescents, where half of participants played SPARX and another half of them received conventional therapy. As a result, a game in which one needs to create characters that rid the world of enemies, helped to struggle with disorder better than conversations with a therapist.

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