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Video Game as Adult therapy

Video Game as Adult therapy

While some adults might feel the need to hide their playfulness, the market for video games and mobile gaming among adults has boomed in recent years.

The mental health benefits of playing video games down to achieving a state of "flow".

The optimal experience when nothing else matters and is also experienced by athletes and sportspeople when they are in the zone. Playing to find the flow state can provide an enjoyable challenge and distraction from mental health issues, meaning the player can work on their wellbeing without feeling pressured to improve.

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