Hamburg, Tuesday 03 December 2019 12.00 CEST
The DAK-Gesundheit, one of Germany’s top insurance providers, released a report last week on the topic of depression among teens and adolescents. The report notes that cases of depression among teens and adolescents between 10-17 years old has risen by 5% in the last year. In addition, one-in-four school children show psychological symptoms, with girls twice as likely to be affected.
To help alleviate this growing epidemic, the DAK-Gesundheit is offering a new digital therapeutic for teens and adolescents, aged 12-17, free of charge. The digital therapeutic, DAK Smart4me, developed by GAIA, is a preventative program aimed to improve psychological resilience and to help young users cope with their problems and negative feelings. The regular use of the program has the potential to ensure that symptoms of depression do not arise.