Virtual Gaming May Enhance Working Memory for Youth With ADHD

 ADHD in the News 2024-05-23

Virtual gaming has redefined what constitutes “playtime” for many children and adolescents, but no consensus has yet been reached on how helpful or harmful that trend may be, especially for youth living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A literature review presented via poster at the 2024 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York City, though, suggests that video games may not be all-harm in effect for children with ADHD, even with the increased risk of developing pathological gaming (PG) or Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD).