CBT4Depression: A Therapeutic Game
NorhanaYusof1, Salina Ismail2, Azizah Che Omar3, Sobihatun Nur Abdul Salam4

1NorhanaYusof, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
2Salina Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
3Azizah Che Omar, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
4Sobihatun Nur Abdul Salam, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 24 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 April 2019 | PP: 72-78 | Volume-7 Issue-6S2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10120476S219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The purpose of this project is to increase awareness regarding depression among primary school students. Hence, a training module was developed and evaluated whether it can contribute to prove its acceptance level in helping students dealing with depression. At this digital age, game technology has proven could serve as assistive aid in mental health therapy. CBT4Depression is a therapeutic game that was designed and developed as a game based therapy aid that embedded Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The therapeutic game can be used by people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression. Other than that, the contents in CBT4Depression also could help in enhancing awareness regarding depression among primary school students. The RAPID methodology was employed to design and develop the therapeutic game application. CBT4Depression is a useful therapeutic game to increase awareness regarding depression among primary school students. This social innovation project involved 31 students of Year 6 from three schools from Kedah who experienced the CBT4Depression therapeutic game. Through the intervention of the therapeutic game application and its training module, the students are able to learn skills in handling their depression. The findings suggest that majority of the respondent agreed that the CBT4Depression therapeutic game application is usable and suitable in helping them to manage depression in a better way. This CBT4Depression and therapeutic game application is also beneficial for parents and counselors in helping students dealing with their depression.
Keywords: CBT, Depression, Therapeutic Game.
Scope of the Article: Game Playing