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The CR-Psychiatry Program

Testimonials
I have several good examples of users of the program reporting positively back that now they can do this and that that they could not do before.
Lilian Kristensen Teacher, Communication Center Thisted, Denmark
We have in our municipality experimented with HAPPYneuron Pro in a pilot study. The project was a great succes from the perspectives of the clients as well of the health professionals.
Mai Holm Timmerby Training Unit of Billund Municipality, Denmark
HAPPYneuron Pro delivers highly engaging cognitive skills training programs. Our patients are motivated to work on these web-based exercises because of the appeal of the exercises themselves, and because they are able to track their own progress and performance.
Enid Gertmenian LMSW, Lieber Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic, New York City
HAPPYneuron Pro is extremely therapist friendly. You can monitor patient compliance with home exercises.
Richard Dubose MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Peace Rehabilitation Center, Greenville Hospital System, University Medical Center, Greenville, South Carolina.
Several of our users have stated that they register an effect in their every day life after completing a longer lasting training program - they are better at remembering appointments, experience less imidiate stress and confusion when they have to solve problems in "the real world".
Mette Kongsbach Occupational Therapist, Brain Injury Advice Centre for Communication, Herning, Denmark
The CR-Psychiatry program offered at www.ScientificBrainTrainingPro.com is the best material I have ever seen for cognitive remediation for my patients.
Torben Christensen Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark
The advantage of HAPPYneuron Pro is it allows individuals to receive a more consistent dose” of cognitive enhancement, thereby providing the flexibility to design innovative research studies not previously possible.
Christopher R. Bowie PhD., Dept of Psychology & Psychiatry, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
HAPPYneuron Pro CR-Psychiatry Program delivers highly engaging cognitive skills training programs. Our clients are motivated to work on these web-based exercises because of the appeal of the exercises themselves, and because they are able to track their own progress and performance.
Enid Gertmenian LMSW, Lieber Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic, New York City
Userfriendly and very useful for our target group (adults with brain injury). Has resulted in more efficient training, less time for preparation and results that are measureable and visible.
Lene U. Christensen Occupational Therapy, Training and Prevention Aabenraa Municipality, Denmark
We have tested HAPPYneuron Pro as a pilot project. The evaluation was extremely positive, both therapists and users were very enthusiastic and there were marked improvements for the users.
Birgitte Dyhr Olling Project manager, Training and Prevention, Aabenraa Municipality, Denmark

The Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry Program provides a specific methodology for cognitive stimulation, which proved to be efficient in the treatment of schizophrenia and depression. The program comprises a set of specific exercises with pre-defined levels and sequences. The program was designed in partnership with Dr. Pascal Vianin from Lausanne Hospital in Switzerland and Pr Roland Jouvent La Pitié Salpétrière Hospital, Paris, France.

The CR-Psychiatry Program's exercises were shown to be clinically effective in the RECOS Method of Psychiatry Department of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (DP-CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. See our clinical validation

A Series of 21 Exercises organized according to the MATRICS cognitive assessment classification system




How to use it? Results Modules Indications Clinical studies Testimonials
Sample of detailed control panel for selecting difficulty level
Sample of detailed control panel for selecting difficulty level
  • Patient progression rules
    • Each exercise has 10 pre-defined challenge levels
    • The patient starts each exercise at level one.
    • With two successful exercise results (100% accuracy) at one level, the patient graduates to the next level.
  • Clinician has detailed views to the patient's progression through the program.
    • Graphically view the patient activity level and progression achievement level for each targeted cognitive exercise.

Once you have selected your patient, you can see his/her results.

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View Patient Compliance
View Patient Compliance
View Patient Performance
View Patient Performance

Detailed history of one specific game performance
Detailed history of one specific game performance
Detailed history of therapy
Detailed history of therapy

The exercises are grouped in modules to ease the process of building an adapted training plan for your patients.


Processing Speed

This module includes activities which require answering quickly. In addition, it trains the subject's sustained attention as he has to maintain performance and vigilance over a long period of time.

Selective Attention / Vigilance

These exercises train the ability to remain focused on a task or source of information.

Working Memory

These exercises train the ability to temporarily maintain and process information necessary for cognitive activities.

Verbal Learning

This module includes perfect exercises to improve verbal memory. It also helps build a strategy (place words into categories for example) to effectively remember a list of words.

Visual Learning

This module contains exercices designed to train visual and spatial abilities. It aims at training the patient's visual mental imagery and more particularly mental rotation in a 3D space.

Reasoning and Problem solving

This module is specifically designed to train reasoning (capacity to make deductions from hypotheses). It contains language-based tasks and visual activities.

Auditory

This module contains exercises which involve auditory working memory.

Clinical Validation

The HAPPYneuron Pro CR-Psychiatry, and other programs have been validated in a number of clinical studies.

Click here for more information about Cognitive Therapy in Schizophrenia or in Depression.

Main Scientific publication:

Vianin, P., Deppen, P., Croisile, B., Tarpin-Bernard, F., Sarrasin-Bruchez, P., Dukes, R., Grillon, M. Exploratory Investigation of a Customized cognitive remediation program for individuals living with schizophrenia. The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, NeuroScience Publishers, Volume 28. Fall 2010, pp 11-21, Click Here to Get an Electronic Copy


Patient Condition Notes
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia induced cognitive impairments and therapies
Depression Depression induced cognitive impairments and therapies
Bi polar disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
Study
2016-2018: Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor
Size
80 subjects
Research Institution
Yale University
Investigator
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Status
In Progress
Study
2016-2017: Neural bases of intrinsic motivation for learning in individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis
Size
12 subjects
Research Institution
Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, the Institute of Living at Hartford Hospital
Investigator
Jimmy Choi, Godfrey Pearlson, Michael Stevensn Joanna M. Fiszdon
Status
In Progress
Study
2016: CBT for psychosis in combination with Cognitive Remediation
Size
40 subjects
Research Institution
Addictions & Mental Health Services - Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
Investigator
Dr. Farooq Naeem, Dr. Tariq Munshi, Dr. Muhammad Ayub, Dr. Rupy Johal
Status
In Progress
Study
2015-2017: Evaluation of Dallas Metrocare's Enhanced Program for Early Psychosis (ePEP)
Size
90 subjects
Research Institution
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Investigator
Carol North, Ana Stan, Debra Bushong, Draper Bushanan
Status
In Progress
Study
2015-2016: Measuring the effectiveness of Cognitive Remediation on Schizophrenia and Depression
Research Institution
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan
Investigator
Kazuyuki Nakagome, M.D., Ph.D.
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2019: Effectiveness of metacognitive training (MCT) and cognitive remediation (CR) at treating the persistent symptoms and functional deficits present in those with schizophrenia.
Size
75 subjects
Research Institution
University of British Columbia
Investigator
Todd Woodward, Ph.D.
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2018: Manualized group cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety in first episode psychosis: A randomized controlled trial
Size
120 subjects
Research Institution
Douglas Mental Health University Insitute, Montreal, QC & Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal QC
Investigator
Dr Martin Lepage, Ashol K. Malla, Dr Philippe-Olivier Harvey, Dr. Christopher Bowie
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2018: Effectiveness of metacognitive training (MCT) and cognitive remediation (CR) at treating the persistent symptoms and functional deficits present in those with schizophrenia.
Size
75 subjects
Research Institution
University of British Columbia
Investigator
Todd Woodward, Mahesh Menon, Devon Andersen
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2017: The FOCUS trial: cognitive remediation plus standard treatment versus standard treatment for patients at ultra-high risk for psychosis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Size
126 subjects
Research Institution
Psychiatric Center Copenhagen, Denmark
Investigator
Louise B Glenthøj, Birgitte Fagerlund, Lasse Randers, Carsten R Hjorthøj, Christina Wenneberg, Kristine Krakauer, Astrid Vosgerau, Christian Gluud, Alice Medalia, David L Roberts, Merete Nordentoft.
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2016: Cognitive Training protocols in people with Chronic Pain
Size
50 subjects
Research Institution
School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University; and Caufiled Pain Management and Research Center, Caulfield Hospital
Investigator
Dr. Melita Giummarra, Pr. Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Pr. Stephen Gibson, Katharine Baker
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2016: Comparing interventions that have either been designed to target the positive symptoms (particularly delusions) or the cognitive symptoms (e.g., memory and language deficits) of Schizophrenia
Research Institution
School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Investigator
Dr Ryan Balzan
Status
In Progress
Study
2014-2015: Preparing people marginalized by mental health issues for further education/ employment through Education
Size
25 subjects
Research Institution
George Brown College
Investigator
Jaswant Kaur Bajwa, Alex Irwin
Status
In Progress
Study
2014: Increased activation in Broca's area after cognitive remediation in schizophrenia
Size
16 subjects
Research Institution
Lausanne Hospital, Switzerland
Investigator
Pascal Vianin, Ph.D., Sébastien Urben, Pierre Magistretti, Pierre Marquet, Eleonora Fornari, Laure Jaugey
Status
Completed
Publication
Pascal Vianin, Sébastien Urben, Pierre Magistretti, Pierre Marquet, Eleonora Fornari, Laure Jaugey. Increased activation in Broca's area after cognitive remediation in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, Volume 221. Issue 3, 30 March 2014, pp 204-209. Click Here to Get an Electronic Copy
Study
2014: Remote Cognitive Remediation for Psychosis
Status
In Progress
Study
2014: Cognitive Remediation for Geriatric Schizophrenia
Status
In Progress
Study
2014: Short-term, Intensive Executive Functioning Training with an Active Placebo
Status
In Progress
Study
2014: Remote Cognitive Remediation for Acutely Hospitalized Depression
Status
In Progress
Study
2013-2016: Web-based cognitive training for breast cancer survivors with cognitive complaints—a randomized controlled trial
Size
157 subjects
Research Institution
Unit for Psychooncology and Health Psychology, Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital and Department of Psychology and Behavioural Science, Aarhus University, Denmark
Investigator
MF Damholdt, M Mehlsen, MS O’Toole, RK Andreasen, AD Pedersen, R Zachariae.
Funded by
Research was supported by TrygFonden
Status
Completed
Study
2013-2015: Efficacy of psychological treatments for schizophrenia
Research Institution
School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Investigator
Dr Ryan Balzan
Status
In Progress
Study
2013-2015: Effects and efficacy of specialized social cognitive therapy compared to cognitive remediation therapy in people with schizophrenia
Size
30 to 40 subjects
Research Institution
McGill University Psychiatry Department
Investigator
Philippe-Olivier Harvey
Status
In Progress
Study
2013-2014: Cognitive remediation for neuropsychological impairment in hoarding disorder: A pilot study
Size
17 subjects
Research Institution
University of British Columbia
Investigator
Jennifer DiMauro
Status
Completed
Publication
Jennifer DiMauro, Marla Genova, David F. Tolin, Matthew M. Kurtz, Cognitive remediation for neuropsychological impairment in hoarding disorder: A pilot study, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Available online 2 April 2014, ISSN 2211-3649.
Study
2012-2015: Identifying neuropsychological subgroups in patients with bipolar disorder and evaluation of a cognitive remediation program
Size
190 subjects
Research Institution
Investigator
Status
In Progress
Study
2012: Conditions for Maximizing Effects of 90 Days of Brain Training
Size
350 subjects
Research Institution
Status
Completed
Study
2011-2013: Neurocognitive Enhancement in a Vocational Services Program
Size
60 subjects
Status
In Progress
Study
2011-2013: Cognitive Remediation for Treatment Resistant Depression
Status
Completed
Publication
Bowie CR, Gupta M, Holshausen K, Jokic R, Best, M, Milev, R. Cognitive remediation for treatment resistant depression: Effects on cognition and functioning and the role of online homework. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 2013, 201, 680-685.
Study
2011: Increased employability of the unemployed aged 50+ through cognitive training?
Size
87 subjects
Investigator
B. Godde, C. M. G. Noack, C. Windisch & C. Voelcker-Rehage
Status
Completed
Study
2010-2011: Cognitive Remediation Early Episode vs. Chronic Outpatients with Schizophrenia
Size
30 subjects
Funded by
NARSAD
Status
Completed
Presentation
Publication
Bowie CR, McGurk SM, Mausbach BT, Patterson TL, Harvey PD. Combined cognitive remediation and functional skills training for schizophrenia: effects on cognition, functional competence, and real world behavior. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2012, 1-9
Study
2009-2011: Neurocognitive Enhancement Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
Size
40 subjects
Status
Completed
Presentation
Publication
Pending
Study
2009: Specificity and Generalizability of Cognitive Remediation and Functional Skills Training in Schizophrenia
Size
83 subjects
Funded by
NARSAD
Status
Completed
Presentation
Publication
Pending
Study
2008-2012: Cognitive rehabilitation for depressed patients
Size
30 subjects
Research Institution
French National Science Research Center
Paris 6 University at La Pitié-Salpêtriére Hospital
Status
Completed
Publication
Pending
Study
2008-2011: Cognitive remediation effectiveness for schizophrenic patients
Size
280 subjects multi-site
Investigator
Nicolas Franck, Institute for Cognitive Science, Lyon, France
Funded by
Funded by PHRC (French Government Funding Program for Clinical Research)
Status
Completed
Presentation
Publication
Franck, N. et al. (2013). Specific vs general cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: a multicentre randomised trial. Schizophrenia Research, 147(1), pp. 68-74. Click Here to Get an Electronic Copy
Study
2008: Cognitive Training Improves Driving Skills
Size
90 subjects
Status
Completed
Results
Subjects demonstrate an average of 14% improvement in key skills
Study
2008: Benefits of Online Cognitive Training
Size
217 subjects
Investigator
Status
Completed
Results
Subjects demonstrate +8.5% average improvement
Publication
Pending
Study
2007: Online Cognitive Training Improves Cognitive Performance
Size
85 subjects
Status
Completed
Results
85 HAPPYneuron Users show +16% average improvement in 18 weeks
Study
2006-2008: Rehabilitation software program for schizophrenia patients
Size
28 subjects
Research Institution
Lausanne Hospital, Switzerland
Investigator
Funded by
CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois)
Status
Completed
Publication
Vianin, P., Deppen, P., Croisile, B., Tarpin-Bernard, F., Sarrasin-Bruchez, P., Dukes, R., Grillon, M. Exploratory Investigation of a Customized cognitive remediation program for individuals living with schizophrenia. The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, NeuroScience Publishers, Volume 28. Fall 2010, pp 11-21, Click Here to Get an Electronic Copy
Study
2006: Memory Stimulation. Which scientific benefits? Which exercises?
Size
39 subjects
Investigator
Status
Completed
Results
HAPPYneuron Users show +12% average improvement in 18 weeks
Study
2003-2006: The Importance of Memory and Concentration Skills for Schoolchildren
Size
130 subjects school children ages 10 and 11, over a 3 year time frame
Research Institution
City of Elancourt, France ; Association Initiatives Terrain, France ; Lille University, France
Investigator
Neukirch A., Fenouillet F., Hildebrandt R.
Status
Completed
Results
Better CMS score and various effects on recognition tasks.
Publication
Pending
Study
2001-2002: Transferability of Cognitive Training to every-day activities (AKA King 64)
Size
117 subjects children, 10 years old
Research Institution
EMC laboratory (Université Lyon II - CNRS), France
Investigator
Status
Completed
Results
Average of 40%+ improvements in various cognitive skills performance.