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Cognitive Training for People with Depression

Trains and strengthens essential cognitive abilities in an optimal and professional way. Comprehensive report of results, progress, and evolution.

Who is it for?

Cognitive Training for People with Depression

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CogniFit: Leaders in Brain Training for Depression in Adults

CogniFit: Leaders in Brain Training for Depression in Adults

  • Access online activities and exercises for adults with depression
  • Helps strengthen cognitive skills impaired in adults with depression
  • Get a complete results, progress and evolution report

Depression is a mood disorder that can be very disabling and should not be confused with sadness or unhappiness. While sadness, unhappiness, anger, frustration, grief, suicidal thoughts, or apathy are common symptoms of depression, it also includes cognitive symptoms. CogniFit has therefore designed an online cognitive training that has been scientifically proven to help improve cognitive abilities and reduce cognitive depression symptoms.

People with depression have distinctive features in their brain, both structurally and functionally. The part of the brain known as the "amygdala," which is closely related to emotions, displays impaired activity in people with depression. On the other hand, people with depression show a weaker state of executive functions. CogniFit training for people with depression stimulates cognitive abilities to promote small changes in the brain that help reduce depressive symptoms.

CogniFit training can be done from either a computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. The main goal is to reduce the depression symptoms related to cognitive impairment. Thus, cognitive training can be effective in improving the daily life of people suffering from depression, enhancing the performance at work, at school or at home.

Several independent scientific institutions have validated the effectiveness of CogniFit training activities through highly rigorous research. One of the most prominent features of the CogniFit training for depression is its ability to adapt to the specific cognitive needs of the user, personalizing the training plan. CogniFit is a multi-dimensional scientific tool that trains 5 cognitive abilities most related to depression through 18 games and 14 assessment tasks.

Note: CogniFit does not treat depression itself, but may help improve cognitive skills affected by this disorder.

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Who is it for?

Who is it for?

Depression is a mood disorder that can be very incapacitating, affecting people of all ages and genders. In order to try to help as many people as possible, CogniFit is available in different platforms to suit every type of user:

People with depression who want to reduce their symptoms

Train my cognitive abilities related to depression

You can use CogniFit if you are depressed and want extra support apart from the therapy you receive on your own or if you simply want to improve your cognitive abilities affected by this mood disorder. This training will be adjusted to your specific cognitive needs and will automatically offer you a series of activities adapted to your level.
Family members or caregivers

Strengthening my relative's cognitive abilities related to depression

The emotional state of depressed people can make it difficult to manage their cognitive training. For this reason, you will be able to manage their depression training from the CogniFit family platform. It can also be especially useful when our family member is not acquainted with the use of technology.
Health Professionals

To help the cognitive skills of my adult patients with depression

It has been scientifically proven that combining CogniFit with classic therapy for depression and bipolar disorder improves outcomes and reduces depressive symptoms. As health professionals, we may be interested in applying CogniFit in our therapy to promote cognitive health on our patients. To this end, CogniFit has created the platform for health professionals, which in addition to providing treatment support during therapy, gives them the option of further cognitive training from their own homes (cognitive remote stimulation).

Researchers and scientists

Study the effects of cognitive training in adults with depression

CogniFit's platform for researchers helps the process of collecting, managing, and comparing cognitive data within the scientific study. In addition, researchers will have a "control" cognitive training group. Unlike other groups, control group participants will perform different tasks at the lowest level of difficulty, which allows control of certain variables and more consistent research.

Trained cognitive skills

Trained cognitive skills

Some of the most typical symptoms of depression have a neuropsychological basis. People with depression show difficulties related to certain cognitive abilities. CogniFit training for depression focuses on these alterations to strengthen cognitive abilities and help improve depression symptoms:

Cognitive Domains Trained
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Perception

Ability to interpret the stimuli of the environment. Perception is responsible for identifying and making sense of the information received from our sensory organs based on our prior knowledge of the world. Perception is a process that can be given by different senses (like sight, hearing, touch, etc.), and that our brain is responsible for integrating, giving it a sense of whole. The brain areas associated with perception are responsible for uniting the information perceived by the different sensory organs so that we can interact effectively with external stimuli, regardless of the stimulated sensory organ. In order for the perceptual process to be carried out properly, a process of assimilation and understanding of the information received will be necessary.

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Spatial Perception

Spatial Perception

The ability to be aware of the environment around us or the spatial relationships between different elements of the environment. Depression is related to poorer performance in visuospatial activities.

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Reasoning

Ability to efficiently use (order, relate, etc.) the information acquired through the different senses. Through executive functions, we can access and use the information acquired in order to achieve complex goals. This set of superior processes makes it possible for us to relate, classify, order and plan our ideas or actions according to the needs that are imposed in the present or future. They allow us to be flexible and adapt to the environment. The executive functions make it possible to be effective in our day to day lives, solve problems and achieve our objectives even if there are modifications in the original plan.

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Processing Speed

Processing Speed

It refers to the time it takes a person to capture, process, and prepare a reaction to a mental task. People with depression usually require more time to process information or perform an activity.

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Shifting

Shifting

The ability to adapt our behavior and thinking to new, changing or unexpected situations. When a person suffers from depression, changing certain habits or modifying certain behaviors and thoughts can be a real challenge.

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Attention

Ability to filter distractions and focus on relevant information. Attention accompanies every cognitive process and is in charge of assigning cognitive resources depending on the relevance of both internal and external stimuli. Good attention skills are necessary for other high-level processes, like memory or planning. Attention is an essential process that requires the use of different parts of the brain, from the brainstem or the parietal cortex, to the prefrontal cortex. However, it seems that the right hemisphere has a predominant role in controlling attention. This cognitive area makes it possible to stay alert and pay attention to the stimuli when other irrelevant distractors are present, concentration for long periods of time, alternating attention between different activities, or dividing attention when two events are happening at the same time.

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Inhibition

Inhibition

The ability to inhibit or control impulsive (or automatic) responses, and generate responses mediated by attention and reasoning. People with a depression disorder tend to have a weaker inhibitory response than people without mood disorders.

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Updating

Updating

The ability to adapt our behavior and thinking to new, changing or unexpected situations. When a person suffers from depression, changing certain habits or modifying certain behaviors and thoughts can be a real challenge.

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What will I get from CogniFit brain training for depression?

What will I get from CogniFit brain training for depression?

The main goal of the depression program is to improve the overall quality of life for people with this disorder. To this end, CogniFit offers cognitive training that, combined with regular therapy, helps to reduce depression symptoms. It intends:

  • Depressed people's brain activity has been shown to be different from that of people without mood disorders. Therefore, by applying appropriate cognitive stimulation, CogniFit aims to favorably alter certain brain connections related to depression.
  • CogniFit has scientifically proven that cognitive training can help reduce the symptoms of depression when applied in addition to regular therapy. Aside from improving symptoms, it also enhances the state of some altered cognitive abilities in depression.
  • Being in a poor mood can hinder basic daily activities, such as studying, going to class, going to work or even getting out of bed. CogniFit's training for depression aims to reduce these symptoms in order to improve these daily activities.
  • Depression tends to impair the quality and quantity of our personal relationships. Therefore, reducing symptoms is expected to improve family and social relationships.

How does it strengthen cognitive function?

How does it strengthen cognitive function?

CogniFit training for depression features a number of activities that require effort for our brain. When this effort is made, our brain stimulates certain neural connections and, if done properly, can cause small changes in the brain at a structural and functional level.

The mechanism by which our brain is able to modify its connections as a consequence of cognitive stimulation is known as " brain plasticity ". Brain plasticity allows our brain to adapt to the demands of the environment. This is why it is important that the training is personalized and generates the type of effort appropriate for people with a depression disorder.

The changes produced by cognitive training in the brain can help reduce the symptoms of depression, strengthen weaker cognitive abilities and improve the daily lives of people with this disorder.

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Graphic projection of neural networks after 3 weeks.

Advantages

Advantages

CogniFit has spent many years researching and studying how to provide the best cognitive training for people suffering from depression. This effort can be reflected in all the advantages it offers over other online cognitive stimulation programs:

Easy to use

One of CogniFit's goals is to make training as accessible as possible, so the training process has been made as simple as possible. The training for depression has automated processes that gather user information, decide the best training plan and adapt the different variables to improve the user's experience.

Highly attractive

CogniFit's design of the depression training activities and format are intended to be motivating and appealing to different types of users in a way that makes adherence to cognitive stimulation easier.

Interactive and visual format

Clear instructions and dynamic activities are essential to make it easier for people with depression to complete and maintain cognitive training. This is why the instructions and the activities themselves are presented in an interactive format.

Complete results report

Knowing that we are improving can be very motivating, so CogniFit provides quick and accurate feedback on the results of the training session. It informs us how our cognitive skills have changed since the last training session.

Progress and evolution

CogniFit allows us to access all our cognitive data so that we can check at any time our evolution, how much we have progressed since the last sessions and what are our strengths and weaknesses.

Adapted to each user

CogniFit uses all the information gathered during the cognitive training for depression to personalize the training plan to our specific needs. This way, we will always train the cognitive skills that need to be strengthened at the highest level of difficulty for each user.

Tele-stimulation

CogniFit training for depression is available on different devices (computer, tablet, and smartphone) with an internet connection. This allows us to access depression training at any time and anywhere.

What happens if you don't train your cognitive skills?

What happens if you don't train your cognitive skills?

Symptoms of depression are sometimes very noticeable. However, other problems derived from depression are not as well known, as with cognitive alterations. People with depression often show impairments in executive functions, which are essential to organizing, controlling and self-regulating their behavior.

However, cognitive training designed to improve the cognitive alterations of depression, such as CogniFit, works on executive functions and other relevant cognitive abilities. In addition, CogniFit training for depression has been scientifically proven to help improve the cognitive skills and symptoms of people with depression or bipolar disorder. This multi-dimensional and systematic training helps activate altered brain patterns in depression.

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How much time should I spend with CogniFit?

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How much time should I spend with CogniFit?

CogniFit training sessions typically last between 15 and 20 minutes. The time we need to devote to CogniFit depression training may vary from person to person, but a minimum of one session a day, three days a week, is recommended. In any case, we can increase or decrease the frequency and intensity of training.

A training session for depression is always structured around three activities: two games for cognitive stimulation and an evaluation task. Thus, it is possible to stimulate and automatically monitor the user's progress.

CogniFit is unique

CogniFit is unique

Multidisciplinary Exercises

Complete results report

Automatic task selection

Leading Instrument

Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment

Customized for each user

Scientifically validated

CogniFit's validated, standardized, multi-dimensional activities allow us to stimulate our cognitive abilities related to depression. These features make CogniFit the leading online cognitive stimulation instrument for depression.

CogniFit's patented ITS™ (Individualized Training System) technology automatically personalizes the difficulty and type of exercises that will be presented to the user during depression training. This patented technology has been designed by an international team of scientists, neurologists, and psychologists, who research the latest discoveries and advances in the brain.

Each person's circumstances are different, as are the cognitive alterations we may suffer from depression. Training that doesn't meet our needs can end up being an obstacle to treatment. To avoid these problems, CogniFit offers personalized training thanks to ITS technology, offering a challenge designed to strengthen our cognitive weaknesses.

In any case, it is not enough to adjust the activities correctly at the beginning of the training, but it is necessary that the training also adapts to our progress. To do this, CogniFit software collects, stores and processes hundreds of variables during the training session, to adapt to each user's needs and to show a complete report on their activity and evolution.

It is important to note that not all online cognitive stimulation activities are the same. While some classic games are suitable for entertainment, they cannot replace a scientifically backed cognitive training program such as CogniFit.

Customer Service

Customer Service

If you have any questions about CogniFit Brain Training for depression including data performance, management or interpretation, you can contact us immediately. Our team of professionals will answer your questions and help you with everything you need.

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References

References

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John Davis

10/21/17

Great service and tool.

Mary Miller

06/10/17

I had doubts whether the assessment was accurate but the report seemed ok.

Katie Schwartz

03/04/17

The best quality-price for their assessments and training.

Mark

07/10/17

I am currently using CogniFit for my assessment and testing of cognitive ability course, I don't have the results yet but customer service has been very helpful.

Cynthia Williams

07/04/17

I use this tool in my clinical practice. My patients find it easy to use.

Elizabeth Brown

06/09/17

I had trouble registering, however, customer service helped me through the process.

Thomas

05/02/17

The games are fun.

Ann

09/03/17

My daughter's teacher recommended CogniFit to train her attention and memory. She practices constantly.

George

03/10/17

I started having memory problems last year. I found this site and decided to try it.

Henry

03/04/17

I didn't like a couple of games. The rest seemed fun.

Martha

04/07/17

I didn't understand the results, but all my questions were answered by customer service.

Lindsay Richardson

08/07/17

I keep improving

Jason Parker

02/09/17

I had trouble concentrating, so I started using this tool.

Jose

04/09/17

Love that it was also available in Spanish, not only did I get to train my memory but also practice my Spanish vocabulary by reading the instructions.

Christina

10/09/17

My neurologist insisted I try it. It seemed silly playing games but I am slowly seeing the difference.

Patrick M.

01/08/17

It says to practice 3 times a week but I don't have time for that.

Samuel

05/07/17

Perfect!

Susan

07/08/17

Like it.

Alex Lawson

10/04/17

It compared me to other people my own age.

Chris Aaron

07/06/17

Useful and easy to use.

Ed

08/02/17

Requires way too much training time.

Clark

05/02/17

Had trouble with a game but they immediately helped me.

Neuropsych

04/03/17

CogniFit services have been excellent.

Sarah

05/06/17

Easy to use and fun games.

Mario

02/07/17

Full report only took 20 minutes, had trouble downloading it.

Jessica

10/06/17

Thank you for your help!

Katherine

04/07/17

Started my thesis project using this tool. They have been very helpful.

Harrison

05/07/17

The report is very thorough and easy to read.

Michael Rodriguez

10/08/17

Tried other brain trainings and found this one adapted to my needs

Robert Babcock

07/10/17

Assessment seemed a bit long but the report seemed thorough enough.

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