Video Games: The New Therapy?

14-Aug-2019
From Medium
Primarily, video games are a form of entertainment; a game that has since evolved into cultural, artistic and narrative forms. Recently, however, they have evolved past these definitions and entered the realms of education, as learning tools, and healthcare, as a form of therapy.
Emerging research suggests that video games today have the potential to be applied in preventative and therapeutic medicine — particularly as cognitive distraction, mental health management and psychotherapy. It’s incredible to think that something that was designed as a novelty has transcended its own design to become an integral part of our everyday lives — with the further potential to heal.


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