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And who said games were bad? :D

Postby Egaladeist » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:28 am

Playing Tetris, rated one of the greatest video games of all time, immediately after traumatic events appears to reduce flashbacks that plague sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a British study.

The preliminary findings could lead to new treatments to prevent or cut flashbacks that are a hallmark of the condition, also known as PTSD, Oxford University researchers said.

"This is only a first step in showing that this might be a viable approach to preventing post traumatic stress disorder," Emily Holmes, a psychologist who led the study, said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceN ... Q520090108
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Re: And who said games were bad? :D

Postby Aspman » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:08 am

How fecked up do you have to be to think of this in the first place?

"OMG Doc he's had both legs blown off by a land mine, his wife has confessed to being a $5 hooker and his parent have been eaten by a rampaging colony of mutated rabbits", "quick get that man a Nintendo STAT!".
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Re: And who said games were bad? :D

Postby SirDice » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:54 pm

Speaking of games not being bad.. Here's something I can relate to :mrgreen:

Slashdot: Treating ADHD with games
Oliver's Law:
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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Re: And who said games were bad? :D

Postby Egaladeist » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:13 pm

I wonder if a person can get a prescription for this...sorry boss ...can't come into work today, Doc gave me a prescription :D
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Re: And who said games were bad? :D

Postby SirDice » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:41 pm

It might work over here... Hell.. We can get weed on prescription :mad:
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