Can Video Games Heal The Sick?

T-Hill writes: When I was young I remember going to the hospital a lot and they had N64 which was fun but all it really did was help me take my mind off of actually being in the hospital but could consoles like the Wii actually help the sick get better.

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darthv722321d ago

they can help to take a person's mind off of being sick.

On the flip side, games can even cause someone to be sick. Be it via a seizure or motion sickness from frame rate issues.

deep_fried_bum_cake2321d ago (Edited 2321d ago )

Or just generally not stopping playing and developing illnesses from general inactivity and lack of sleep.

Cennus2321d ago

Games used to relax me a lot when I was younger. I was always allowed to play when I had to stay home from school or something because of the way I just relaxed.

Hicken2321d ago (Edited 2321d ago )

Games likely have a similar healing power to that of laughter. That feeling good mentality which translates into feeling better physically.

After all, if you can literally think yourself sick (or pregnant), why can't you think yourself well again? Within reason, of course.

Edit: It's a false pregnancy. However, given a certain psychological condition- being just a little crazy, methinks- your mind can tell your body that it's pregnant, and the body will listen, even to the point of being able to test positive on pregnancy tests, start lactating, and so on.

Some years back, in my less mentally stable days, I psychologically induced a breathing problem into myself. For the longest time, I didn't know where it was coming from. Once I figured it out, though, it just went away.

deep_fried_bum_cake2321d ago

You can think yourself pregnant? There's going to be a lot of happy women.

Nerdmaster2320d ago

Can video games heal the sick?

I wouldn't try it if your sickness is tendinitis.

TheSuperior 2320d ago

I would saw so because of bring the sicks mind away from being sick and also providing them with entertainment. They say laughter helps heal and if people who are very sick smile and laugh often then they get better faster. As long as they are playing the games they truly enjoy then i dont see why saying video games heal would be wrong.

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