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Johnstone, S. (2013). Computer Gaming and ADHD: Potential Positive Influences on Behavior. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 32 (1), 20-22.


Parents often express concerns about that technology, particularly video has on their children. Indeed, have been associated with problems social isolation and a drop-off in academic achievement, and games containing violence shown to increase aggressive thoughts and. Frequent interaction with video games been associated with subsequent problems functions such as attention and impulse-control However, it is important to note that technology and video games can also be used to improve behavior. During my 15 years of research examining the brain electrical activity and behavior of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), there has been an increase in the use of technology and gaming in the treatment of this disorder.



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