Online Video Game Therapy for Mental Health Concerns: A Review

@article{Wilkinson2008OnlineVG,
  title={Online Video Game Therapy for Mental Health Concerns: A Review},
  author={N. Wilkinson and R. Ang and D. Goh},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={370 - 382}
}
  • N. Wilkinson, R. Ang, D. Goh
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Social Psychiatry
  • Background: There has been research on the use of offline video games for therapeutic purposes but online video game therapy is still fairly under-researched. Online therapeutic interventions have only recently included a gaming component. Hence, this review represents a timely first step toward taking advantage of these recent technological and cultural innovations, particularly for the treatment of special-needs groups such as the young, the elderly and people with various conditions such as… CONTINUE READING
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