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Mind Book – A Social Network Trainer for Children with Depression

  • Andreas SchrammelEmail author
  • Helmut Hlavacs
  • Manuel Sprung
  • Isabelle Müller
  • M. Mersits
  • C. Eicher
  • N. Schmitz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9221)

Abstract

In this paper we present the therapeutical social network MindBook. MindBook is a web page designed to strengthen the self-esteem of children with depression, and show them that a positive self-expression causes positive feedback from friends in the social network. Depression therapy follows the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), including videos, audio and images to be consumed by the children. MindBook also includes additional features like games and a week planner to help the children to include real life activities into their daily lives. We present the results of two studies including children from different age groups, for evaluating the effect of MindBook on children and the system usability.

Keywords

Children Depression Social network Self-presentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Schrammel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Helmut Hlavacs
    • 1
  • Manuel Sprung
    • 1
  • Isabelle Müller
    • 2
  • M. Mersits
    • 2
  • C. Eicher
    • 2
  • N. Schmitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Entertainment ComputingUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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