Informing Design De-fixation Using 
Interventions for Depression

Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that relies on questioning to identify and modify inaccurate perceptions. Originally developed to treat depression, it is now used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders.

We’ve explored the applicability  to design fixation of cognitive therapy and other interventions for depression. Specific interventions used in cognitive therapy include cognitive restructuring and exposure response prevention. We also provide links to other research results from psychology and cognitive science, including focused distraction, and the effects of music and physical exercise. In addition to developing new interventions, existing design-fixation interventions can also be supplemented using such insights.

Read more here:

Pedret K, Shu LH (2019) Informing Design Defixation Using Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders, Proceedings of ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 18-21 August, Anaheim CA USA, PedretShu_IDETC2019-98277final

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