Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday May 01, 2012

Doctors Say They Can Prevent PTSD With Tetris

Video games can cure post traumatic stress syndrome? So much for that video-games-make-you-kill-people stuff.

At least according to one research team out of Oxford University, who claim that Tetris آ— yes, the ubiquitous, tile-stacking videogame of your youth آ— can actually prevent PTSD-related flashbacks. Those harrowing moments of recall are among the most devastating symptoms of the condition, which is estimated to affect at least 25 percent of soldiers coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.