updated 2/16/2012 1:21:22 PM ET 2012-02-16T18:21:22

A programmable " virtual human " could role-play with adolescents and adults to teach them social skills and how to be assertive, coaching that could help prevent and treat  depression, researchers say.

David Mohr

adolescents at risk of depression

© 2012 All rights reserved. More from


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments