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Preliminary research shows that video games may be an effective treatment for schizophrenia

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The study, published in Transforming Psychiatry, examined 12 patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and was shown a virtual rocket ship that responded to the part of the brain that recorded speech. They were instructed to safely land the rocket ship in the game but were not told what to do. They are only suggested "to develop their own psychological strategy to promote it."


The rocket ship provided visual feedback to the subjects, causing them to slow their hallucinations in the brain. When they try to lower the sound, it plays the role of neural feedback. The study not only provided insights for the researchers, but also provided a tool for the subject to use beyond the clinical setting.


Dr Natasza Orlov, of King's College London, said: "We encourage our patients to use the same control strategies they learned in their MRI scanners at home." Patients know when the sound is about to start - and they feel it, so we want them to be implemented immediately Such assistance to reduce or completely stop the sound Unfortunately, we do not have effective treatment for all schizophrenic patients who hear the sound, this innovative study provides a novel way to help patients to reduce symptoms.

The data researchers found during the study exceeded their expectations. After four MRI examinations, the patient was able to have nonevideoThe game controls the brains of the area as a feedback. "The results of this pilot are surprising," said Professor Paul Allen at Roehampton University. "Our research is still in its infancy, however, and the patients who participated in the pilot study told us that the training helped them to calm down."

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