Portrait Health Centers Identifies Smart Phone App Development As A Therapy For Teens With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide
Portrait Health is currently conducting a psychological research study on the effect of App development as a creative outlet for children who may be depressed. The clinical team at Portrait Health Centers has observed that teenage and young adult patients with learning differences and depression have begun showing signs of improved self-esteem, confidence, and renewed enthusiasm by participating in this self-study.
“All teens enrolled in the study are first evaluated for depression and anxiety by a licensed clinical psychologist. The 5-week course includes 10 sessions. Each 1-hour self-guided web-based instruction session is broken into 10-12 minute modules. These short modules are especially well-suited to those with learning differences like ADHD and distractibility tendencies associated with depression."
-Dr. Jack Maggiore, Healthcare Director of Portrait Health
How it Works
The study is divided into 10 online sessions as a series of clear, step-by-step guided videos. Free psychological evaluations will be at our Buffalo Grove office or via Skype for participants not in the area.
Participants Will Learn
· How to design apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung, and Windows devices
· Graphic Design and artwork
· How to upload and sell apps with a registered developer account
· How to successfully market mobile apps
Contact us to enroll in the study or to learn more about the app development program.
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Parenting Magazine ranked one of our mobile apps in the "Top 5 Apps of the Year for Toddlers"
"Portrait Health Centers has observed that teenage and young adult patients with learning differences and depression have begun showing signs of improved self-esteem, confidence and renewed enthusiasm."
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal recognized Portrait Health for providing a unique perspective on the use of smart phone technologies. Not only does app development combine elements of art therapy and entrepreneurship but also stimulates innovation in teens.
"Provides a creative and expressive outlet for reducing stress."