The ACTIVE cognitive training interventions and the onset of and recovery from suspected clinical depression

Publication:  Journals of Gerontology
Lab/University:  Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Posit Science
Author:  Wolinsky FD, Mahncke HW, Vander Weg MW, Martin R, Unverzagt FW, Ball KK, Jones RN, Tennstedt SL.

This study examined the effects of cognitive training on 1606 people without suspected clinical depression at baseline. Only the Posit Science program intervention group had a significant effect on depression, with its participants being 38% less likely to develop suspected clinical depression at a 1 year follow-up.