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Project Evo Wants to Be the First FDA-Approved Game

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Project Evo is aiming to be the first video game to ever be FDA-approved, NPR reports. The game is focused on therapy for cognitive disorders such as ADHD, autism, and depression. There’s a chance that it could help diagnose Alzheimer’s during clinical trials, which would cut down costs significantly—the team has partnered with Pfizer to this end.

However, while there are tons of therapeutic video games out there, developers don’t typically go for FDA approval. There are a lot of reasons why that is. Read More

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved and My Depression

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I suffer from chronic depression. There, I said it. It’s not something I’ve shared publicly before, though most of my close friends and family know. I’ve been depressed for so many years that I started to believe it’s just part of my personality. I’m still struggling with finding the treatment that will work for me, but I’m hopeful that will happen soon. Admitting you have depression is a scary thing to do. Mental illness is still vastly misunderstood, and some people can be unbelievably cruel to those who suffer from it. That’s why I’ve kept it hidden from public view for so long. However, one thing I haven’t hidden is how much I love video games. Last year saw the release of Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, and I believe it’s one of the most innovative games released in the past few years. But my love for this game goes beyond the fact that it’s innovative and fun. I love it because on days when I play it I feel noticeably better in terms of my depression. Read More