Housecall for Health: Video Games Are Good for Certain Kids

For years, parents were told that their children playing too many video games was unhealthy, that their kids needed to get out and play.  Now, a new study says it might actually be the opposite for a particular group of teens.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

New research suggests that fantasy video games may help depressed teens every bit as much as going to the therapist.  Scientists in New Zealand developed a virtual game where the user must overcome challenges to bring order to the fantasy world, where the villains are negative thoughts.

One trial group of depressed teens played the game for seven weeks, while the other group attended therapy.  Results showed that the game was just as effective as professional help.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.