What is it?

Depression is a common psychological condition caused by biological, environmental, and psychosocial factors. Depression causes people to experience sadness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, abnormal eating, and many other life-disrupting symptoms. People with depression may also experience cognitive impairment, most noticeably in attention, processing speed, memory, and executive function. This can cause people living with depression to have trouble performing in the workplace or in school, which can cause them to experience more stress. Cognitive remediation therapy using computerized cognitive training tools has been shown to be effective in remediating some cognitive impairments resulting from depression.

What can be done for depression?

Treatments for depression range from pharmacological, brain remediation, and psychotherapeutic interventions. Patients can be treated with a combination of therapies, according to what their medical professional determines is the best course of action. An obstacle with depression is that some medications work for some people while others do not. It takes a few months to a year for antidepressant medications to work, while cognitive functioning can decline as the experience of depression remains.

Cognitive remediation therapy can help depressed patients with their cognitive functioning. The goal of cognitive remediation therapy for depressed patients is to assist them in developing effective strategies when challenges arise, such as making an important decision when many options and pieces of information are available.

Our clients working in the field of brain injury

Cognitive remediation for depression
can target the following cognitive skills

The ability to enable goal-oriented behavior, cognitive flexibility, and emotional regulation.

Skill to be able to translate sounds into words and generate verbal output.

The ability to focus on tasks and details in order to complete and use them.

The ability to hear, process, blend, segment, and use sounds to shape behavior.


Enables you to perform tasks quickly and accurately.

Ability to process incoming visual stimuli, understand spatial relationships between objects, and visualize images and scenarios.

Work on the ability to process, encode, store, and retrieve visual information.

The ability to remember something written or spoken that was previously learned.

Enables you to store and retrieve of information needed to plan a route to a desire location.

Recommended HappyNeuron Pro exercises

Executive Function Exercises

The Towers of Hanoi

Planning, strategy


Reasoning, strategy

Basketball in NY

Strategy, inhibition

Attention Exercises

Ancient Writing

Pattern Recognition  

Private Eye

Visual Attention 

Find Your Way! 


Memory Exercises


Attention, visual working memory

I Remember You!

Visual and verbal working memory 

An American In Paris

Verbal and visual working memory

Interested in trying our digital tools?

Pulling from our decades of experience in Cognitive Therapeutics, we aim to help you enrich your practice through the use of digital and paper tools.