The use of video games in adolescent therapy in regards to depression has a large impact on efficacy, with some studies showing a 17% increase in remission. Additionally, video games have a positive impact on cognitive development, with children showing more acute cognitive responses. These benefits also extend to adult and seniors playing games, showing a trend of remission in depression.
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Reflection on research experience:
The research for this topic was not easy. First, the terms used would often bring up similar sources, and the age group specified is not the most common for this type of research. The other issue was sifting through all the data to form a thesis that was strong enough to argue a point. A few sources created the most amount of data for the thesis , and the notetaker assignments done made it easy to keep track of which sources came from where.