Method for diagnosis and treatment of psychological and emotional disorders using a microprocessor-based video game

  • US 5,913,310 A
  • Filed: 10/29/1997
  • Issued: 06/22/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A microprocessor controlled video game system adapted to receive commands generated by a user suffering a psychological disorder, said system generating complex multidimensional information displays as a first series of outputs to the user in the form of indicia configured and presented in a manner directed to aid in the diagnosis of said psychological disorder, the system comprising:

  • means for controlling said system using a stored protocol directed to said psychological disorder, said protocol comprised of display controlling functions wherein said functions include programming commands for controlling one or more graphical elements presented on said displays;

    means for inputting said user generated commands into said system wherein said user generated commands are interactively entered by said user in response to said first series of outputs to said user; and

    means for relaying a second series of outputs to a health care professional, wherein said second series of outputs are specifically configured to provide a presentation of the user'"'"'s inputs to said health care professional for diagnosing said psychological disorder.

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