Gaming for Disease Recovery

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Do you feel gaming has promise as a form of therapy for the sick or to improve other handicaps? For instance, I know biofeedback is used to help mental patients but isn't gaming sometimes similar? Anyway, the only thing I've heard about gaming is that improves coordination and - of course, there is a load of negative stuff.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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I think disease recovery is something handled differently. Gaming has bad effects on mind and body. So surely it is not going to help. People have to be really understanding that part. And then take actions on that part.
 

Anachiwo

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In my opinion on this question, I doubt that there is any connection with gaming and disease recovery in any way. What's the link up? I certainly cannot see any at all. What I can attests to is that gaming can influence one's behavioral patterns depending on the type of game such person is availing himself or herself to playing.
 

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I think disease recovery is something handled differently. Gaming has bad effects on mind and body. So surely it is not going to help. People have to be really understanding that part. And then take actions on that part.
I completely agree with you on this, when the addiction to the game is too much and awfully excessive, it affects one's mind, body and behavior. It can make one lose focus on his priorities and this is very bad way to lead one's life. It's absolutely better to be careful with how much one gets addicted to it.
 

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There is no way games and disease recovery therapy can ever mix up. There is no relationship between them, I doubt it it's going to be of any form to therapy towards taking care of any disease in human body not even a common rash. It's likely one's behavior that might be put in the limelight of a game having the power to affect it.
 

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There is no way games and disease recovery therapy can ever mix up. There is no relationship between them, I doubt it it's going to be of any form to therapy towards taking care of any disease in human body not even a common rash. It's likely one's behavior that might be put in the limelight of a game having the power to affect it.
This is exactly my thoughts after reading this content on gaming and disease recovery. They don't have any relationship unless it's mental and psychological disease that is being referred to here which using the word disease does not explain the issue well.
 
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I think they are using video games in stroke recovery today- and so the brain does strengthen neural networks by repeating them, and by having this becoming a habit. When doing something in a new or different way, while playing video games- this can make new pathways or awaken the old ones in the brain. The activites in these video games, can really help out and do just that !
 
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I only know that some games will make one think faster as a person especially when you play some good games that have to do with lots of calculations. I doubt that there are basic games out there that will make one that is feeling ill get well soon. I will be doing my research on that note and if there is any headway, I will have to let you know about that.
 
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I think they are using video games in stroke recovery today- and so the brain does strengthen neural networks by repeating them, and by having this becoming a habit. When doing something in a new or different way, while playing video games- this can make new pathways or awaken the old ones in the brain. The activites in these video games, can really help out and do just that !
It's quite incredible to read that some video games can help those that are having some stroke issues, for me I always felt that no game is helpful to those sick, but reading this has made me look forward to widening my knowledge and understanding more about how this works with video games.
 

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I think they are using video games in stroke recovery today- and so the brain does strengthen neural networks by repeating them, and by having this becoming a habit. When doing something in a new or different way, while playing video games- this can make new pathways or awaken the old ones in the brain. The activites in these video games, can really help out and do just that !
I haven't heard about this kind of therapy before, it looks promising if it's actually effective in helping out with stroke cases but I seriously doubt it can have any effect if the patient is paralyzed in both hands and feet. There is no way the individual would be able to play because there isn't any hands to play with :(.
 

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It's quite incredible to read that some video games can help those that are having some stroke issues, for me I always felt that no game is helpful to those sick, but reading this has made me look forward to widening my knowledge and understanding more about how this works with video games.
I'm equally surprised as you are to hear about video games being a therapy program for treating stroke. I only know about some drugs and massage therapy as a way to take care of stroke. This is really an interesting story.
 

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I only know that some games will make one think faster as a person especially when you play some good games that have to do with lots of calculations. I doubt that there are basic games out there that will make one that is feeling ill get well soon. I will be doing my research on that note and if there is any headway, I will have to let you know about that.
I believe that you are referring to educational video games that have the possibility of getting one to improve one's educational skills and performance. I have played some of these video games, take for instance, video game of chess playing. This gets one thinking fast and strategic in order to beat an opponent or the computer.
 
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I completely agree with you on this, when the addiction to the game is too much and awfully excessive, it affects one's mind, body and behavior. It can make one lose focus on his priorities and this is very bad way to lead one's life. It's absolutely better to be careful with how much one gets addicted to it.
Gaming has destroyed many people their career and life. There is no way it can cure any disease. In fact staying on gaming for hours only reduces your energy. And increases ageing. That's for sure.
 
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Yeah. Gaming is a form of entertainment that works on someone's psychological aspect to promote fast disease recovery.
 
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I don't think gaming can help you recover when your sick, it is quite the contrary actually since you need rest when you are sick.
 
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I think doctors advise against using the computer these days. so it seems like it may not work for some of the people. we have to check that part out as well.
 
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We all know that hapiness can help you feel good and they even say that laughter is always the best medicine. Maybe if you enjoy what you are doing then there's a big possiblity that it will help you recover faster.
 
Oct 24, 2017
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Happiness is one thing but eye strain and the stress through game is another. And during the sickness and disease you should not take stress and strain for sure.
 
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If it's emotional and psychological problems, I think that gaming can be used as a therapy program for such people. But if it's anything physical, I really don't think that games can treat such problems.
 
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I think emotional problems deserve to be handled through less stress. So people have to be understanding on that part. You can see that disease recovery takes time. And we have to understand that part.
 
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