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How Geek Culture is saving the world. Can geeky, nerdy, and techy things help heal the world? Absolutely. | For the Geek Therapy Podcast and more, visit http://www.geektherapy.com.
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Virtual Therapists: The army's new weapon in the war against depression

Virtual Therapists: The army's new weapon in the war against depression | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
The mental health of our fighting men and women is a top concern, but the army's newest tool to help diagnose conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression is quite curious indeed. Meet SIM Sensei, the virtual therapist for soldiers.

 

How does the new therapy system work? A soldier in need of assistance can walk into a clinic without an appointment, enter a private computer booth, and sign on to the SIM Sensei system. That soldier can then talk to a 3D rendering of a human being for guidance.

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What are therapy apps?

What are therapy apps? | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

A group of scientists are now planning to develop an app for smartphones that allows users instant access to psychological therapy on the go. They have been testing simple programs that follow the video game format to see if the process would really work in relieving people of common anxiety and depression. Since the results were encouraging, they now want to develop those same programs into sophisticated apps for Android users.

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