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There opinions are mixed overall but do you think video games benefits mental health? I personally think it does especially since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Can do, especially when you don't play regularly. Anything is better than social media.
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Apparently studies have concluded it actually benefits mental health when there’s good moderation
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Video games usually work as a distraction from depression, anxiety and stuff but sometimes it can cause you to be like sleep deprived so I think it's fine as long as you don't play for too long and take breaks
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(Original post by RealLifeJoker)
There opinions are mixed overall but do you think video games benefits mental health? I personally think it does especially since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
I think that as long as people don't play for too long to risk bad headaches, it is okay.
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I think that as long as people don't play for too long to risk bad headaches, it is okay.
Real simple. Just take regular breaks in between
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Real simple. Just take regular breaks in between
I do this anyway, even without headaches. I just couldn't think of another disease of mental health.
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Video games are very beneficial to mental health and definitely got me through some very tough times in my life. If they're good, they can be very immersive and can be an escape from the *****y reality we live in. They also kept me away from most bad things.
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As with anything, it can be abused. Playing games is as positive as any leisure activity, but being a supposed 'completionist' and 'Achievement hunter' feeling forced to do mundane tasks for hours, day, weeks in frustration just for imaginary trophies is a mental issue, though more a symptom or vehicle than the cause.
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