Theo Kyriacou and Andie Ashdown summarise a systematic review which finds that gaming interventions may be useful for depression, but not anxiety, in young people.[read the full story...]
Can Tetris help to reduce the intensity and distress of traumatic intrusive memories?
Tanya Garg blogs a study which finds that visuospatial tasks like playing Tetris, do not reduce the intensity and distress of intrusions after watching a traumatic film.[read the full story...]
Game on! How can video games help children with autism?
Eleana Frisira blogs about a review, which finds that video games can be interventions that help some children with autism, particularly in relation to cognitive training.[read the full story...]
Quit playing games with my… head? Online therapeutic games for LGBTQ+ youth #MindTech2019
Will Koehler writes his debut Mental Elf blog on an exploratory study about how LGBT youth use the internet in relation to their mental health.
Follow #MindTech2019 on Twitter today to hear more from the lead author Mathijs Lucassen about this and other recent digital mental health research.[read the full story...]
Tetris for PTSD: behavioural intervention unlikely to vaccinate against intrusions
Ioana Cristea disputes the claims of a recent proof-of-concept RCT, which aims to prevent intrusive memories after trauma via a brief intervention involving Tetris computer game play in the emergency department.[read the full story...]
Associations between video game use, academic performance and mental health issues in European primary school children
Pete Etchells posts his debut Mental Elf blog on a recent study, which explored whether video games were associated with mental illness, cognition or social skills in young children.[read the full story...]
Super Mario changes your brain
Some of the elves in our neck of the woods like to go on a trip to Mushroom Kingdom from time to time, just to relax and boost their abilities you understand. Unfortunately being able to double in size or become invincible hasn’t happened in real life yet, but a recent study has looked at [read the full story…]