Saturday, November 04, 2006

Video Games are the new Ritalin?

Author: James Ransom-Wiley Category: ADD | ADHD | SMART BrainGames | SmartBraingames Subject: Video games are the new Ritalin Friday, 03 November 2006 10:55:00 Filed under: Culture, PC, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox Doctors are experimenting with a new Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder drug: video games. Using SMART BrainGames, a real brain training device, Dr. Margaret MacDonald is determined to show that ADHD sufferers can use video games to condition their brains to be more attentive; and do so without the aid of medications. But the treatment is pricey. The SMART BrainGames device is listed at $595 (PlayStation 2 version; console and games not included) and must be calibrated by a specialist. $595?! That thing best have some Blu-ray! via Joystiq So you're telling me that I can stop ritalin AND play video games instead? Sounds like a win-win situation. Then again, this seems to be only for people with ADHD (I have just ADD) but you know.

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