Pokémon Go Is Helping People With Depression

Admin | Published 2016-07-14 16:04
Pokémon Go is the new big thing that started dominating our lives. This app actually motivated people to stretch their legs and to discover new interesting things around their cities - something that's often a struggle for people suffering from depression or anxiety. As psychologist John M. Grohol reports on PsychCentral, users are taking to social media to report an unexpected improvement in their depression and anxiety as a result of playing the game. Check out this expression on Twitter of people who played the game https://twitter.com/gleefullyhello/status/752314346852589569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/38Violetqueen/status/752488848983109632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/uglycatlady/status/752199426735804421?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The app has been active only for a week, and more research about this topic is not available, but Grohol has an opinion that the benefit comes from encouraging people to move around - something that study after study has shown is beneficial for mental health. source - http://www.sciencealert.com
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