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Power Down, Concentrate More!

Mobile and online gaming have grown to be an integrated part of our everyday lives. It is a great way to relax after a long day, stay in contact with friends from all over the world, and can be used to learn new skills such as languages or math skills. These mobile applications are great, but like most things, they should be enjoyed in moderation. How does one control their use when games are coming out daily with new features and enhanced graphics? This question is important for parents and children with ADHD. Children and adults with ADHD have the power to is hyperfocus when it comes to enjoyable, high-stimuli activities such as video games or watching tv.  However, studies are now showing that hyper-focusing on games like PUBG, Fortnite, or Call of Duty can negatively affect concentration levels and development. It is important that parents take note of their children’s game use to help prevent negative effects on executive function.

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