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Friday, July 07, 2006

Treating ADHD With Video Games

This is rich ... a disorder usually associated with being caused by too much video games is actually being treated by it:

As much as 6 percent of the American population has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a disorder that makes it hard to focus. The usual treatment is medication that can have serious side effects. But now, some doctors are successfully treating ADHD with video games. What is remarkable about this scene is not what is happening, but what is not. "The kids aren't fighting. They're playing games together," Jill Mathur notices of her own children. That's unusual for children like Julia and Janelle Mathur, who both have ADHD.
-- Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Video Games for ADHD (digg it)

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