Session

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:45
An innovative gaming approach to prevent anxiety disorders and promote youth resilience
Abstract: 
As the stressed adolescents of today are the adults of tomorrow, it is important to prevent and diagnose early anxiety disorders and enhance overall self esteem and wellbeing of the youth. A novel intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorders in adolescents is proposed, that incorporates current clinical guidelines and state-of-the art ICT technology. The proposed solution as so called MINDHACKER, is strengthening emotional resilience and cognitive skills through an online game that will enhance problem solving abilities and self-confidence, skills that when improved reduce anxiety symptoms.
Vassilia Costarides's picture
Vassilia Costarides
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Athanasios Anastasiou's picture
Athanasios Anastasiou
Ioannis Kouris's picture
Ioannis Kouris
Dimitrios Koutsouris's picture
Dimitrios Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens (GR)