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Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Videogames?

Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Videogames Fast Company Business Innovation

Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy might help. And someday soon--according to neuroscientists, game designers, and drug makers--you might be prescribed a videogame that helps as much as (or more than) either. Here are a few of the innovative companies that are fusing game mechanics with principles of cognitive psychology to create a new paradigm for digital healing.


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I'd rather play a game than take a pill.

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