By Oona Mas hta
Las t updated at 10:10 PM on 16th J anuary 2010
The news will infuriate m illions of parents who have children diagnos ed with Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Dis order (ADHD). A new Britis h s tudy has proved that children s uffering from the
behavioural dis order can control their s ym ptom s - s im ply by learning s elf-dis cipline.
Res earchers from the Univers ity of Hertfords hire' s School of Ps ychology in Hatfield have been
s tudying the effects of a thought-controlled com puter gam e that requires the player to concentrate in
order to win.
Ten children, who were either diagnos ed with ADHD or identified by their teachers as having attention
problem s , were as ked to play the gam e three tim es a week for 12 weeks........