Video games could help treat cognitive disorders like depression and ADHD

Researchers are turning to a unexpected treatment for cognitive disorders: video games.

ROB SCHMITZ, HOST:

Video games can amuse or distract, sometimes inspire, which means they engage the brain with tasks. So some researchers are hoping video games could help treat cognitive disorders from depression and ADHD to mental decline from aging. Keller Gordon reported about this for npr.org. Welcome, Keller.

KELLER GORDON, BYLINE: Hi, Rob. Thanks for having me.

SCHMITZ: Keller, you start by describing a video game developed at a lab at the University of Utah. Tell us about that.

GORDON: Yeah. So this isn’t a game you get on

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