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Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell

Struggling with distractions in this amped up world? Renowned ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell guides us through stories, guests, tips, calls, and lots of surprises too. If you’re pulled and prodded all day from many directions or addicted to your smartphone and apps, this insightful and entertaining journey will help you regain control of your life in a fun and novel way. Give it a listen and … wait, did you see that bird?
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Sep 20, 2016

It's the source of thousands of driving accidents, and has people walking down streets but not looking where they're going. Pokemon Go is the latest technological distraction, but do players realize it or even care? Washington Post Technology Reporter Haley Tsukayama visits Dr. Hallowell to help put this augmented reality game in perspective. 

Haley's article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/what-is-really-behind-the-pokemon-go-craze/

 

 

1 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Johnathan Arriola
    I understand the idea of using video games as a focus point and a positive force for well being. But as an addict to video games and the internet it quickly becomes a consuming thing. I get lost in those digital world's to the detriment of the other aspects of my life. The first time I realized I had a problem with World of Warcraft. My brother was over seas and would use the game as a means to connect with family. He got the game, account and time for me to join him. At first I did just that. But one day I meant to sit down for an hour to play on my own. After looking up i had been playing g 6 hours non stop. I had to desperately use the restroom and stood up. Then promptly fell down. My legs had fallen asleep because I had not moved for those hours. In order to prevent wetting myself I had to crawl to the restroom. My wife had locked herself in the bed room because she had tried to talk to me and get me to stop. Honestly I don't remember her talking to me at all. Realizing this I uninstalled the game broke the disc, tore up the time cards and vowed not to touch a mmorpg again. Pokemon go for me is an attractive game that I would lose myself in. And lose everything else. Be warned against readily thinking that games are a fun source of entertainment, attachment and solace. For me they are toxic. I struggle with gameplay still.