Breaking the Wall of Psychiatric Hospitals

Breaking the Wall of Psychiatric Hospitals

How Video Games Can Improve Brain Functioning and Treat Mental Illnesses

Streaming Video - 2014
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Do you suffer from schizophrenia? Do you hear distressing voices? There's an app for that. The claim of the latest "web-tutor" might sound like a scam, but it actually introduces us to an entirely new approach in treating mental illnesses. While the causes of schizophrenia depend on a still obscure combination of genetic, environmental and developmental factors, a big step towards curing its symptoms has recently been accomplished by a research team at the University of California, San Francisco, led by NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee Sophia Vinogradov. The symptoms of schizophrenia, beyond delusions and hallucinations, include a range of cognitive and social deficits which affect memory, decision-making, attention, and social cognition. These problems are not helped by current antipsychotic drugs, and psychotherapeutic measures are only of limited benefit. For the past 10 years, Sophia Vinogradov has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of neuroscience-infor
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2013.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (16 min.) :,sd., col., digital file.

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