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Towards developing a therapeutic computer game for adolescent suffering from depression: A preliminary study


Yusof, Norhana and M. R., Riaza (2014) Towards developing a therapeutic computer game for adolescent suffering from depression: A preliminary study. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (4). pp. 16-19. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

Mental health problems among adolescents are growing throughout the world today.In recent years, many researchers have studied the use of video games and other off-the- shelf gaming approaches to treat various problems in mental illness. The popularity of digital game among people these days has given opportunity for therapists to assist them in psychotherapy sessions.Hence, this paper reports on some early investigation done on this topic to acquire a more in -depth understanding of the existing problems by conducting a series of consultations with game developers and experts in the area of therapy.The preliminary results indicate a desideratum for future design and development in therapeutic computer games for adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Volume 8(4)Special
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depression; therapeutic games; adolescents
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mdm. Norhana Yusof
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 00:49
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 06:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12122

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