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Published By Ben Solomon on December 12, 2016

Therapeutic Video Game That Can Stave Off Depression – Invitation to Join Clinical Study

Right at Home Senior Care Living Radio Show - Seattle and Tacoma

(December 11, 2016)

We met with Dr. Pat Areán, Director of The CREATIV Lab at the University of Washington and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Arean is recruiting older adults for a study she is running at The CREATIV Lab that is testing the effectiveness of a therapeutic video game, EVO, on treatment-resistant depression that causes impairment of concentration, focus and decision-making. In a small sample size, Dr. Areán and her team have found that older adults with depression had significant improvement in mood and cognitive function after four weeks of playing EVO.

Are you interested in playing EVO? Contact Dr. Areán’s team at (206) 616-2129 or via email at brighten@uw.edu If you would like to learn more about Dr. Areán and her research please click on the following link: https://sharepoint.washington.edu/uwpsychiatry/Research/Pages/TargetedInterventionsforMentalHealth.aspx

Ben Solomon and Dr. Arean

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