Computers are used for just about everything today. Now they may even be used to treat anxiety in children. A new program developed in Israel trains young minds to focus on positive stimuli in the environment rather than on unpleasant stimuli. This is helpful because people with anxiety usually have recurrent worries and negative thoughts. Researchers are looking into how to improve the program and how effective it is compared to other forms of treatment.
A major international research effort led by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health is looking at a new computer program that so far has proven as.