Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Tetris May Help Ease PTSD

by GamerFitnationon August 1, 2015
Tetris is good for more than a way to pass the time. A new study from Oxford University suggests that playing the classic puzzle game can help in lowering the frequency bad flashbacks and memories. The way the brain works is fascinating. Whenever something memorable happens, such as seeing someone die in a war, there […]

Ninja Theory’s Hellblade Attacks Mental Health

by GamerFitnationon July 9, 2015
Ninja Theory, the independent company known for the recent DmC: Devil May Cry reboot and the PS3 hit, Heavenly Sword, is back with their own IP, Hellblade for the PS4 and Microsoft Windows. The game puts us in the shoes of a female protagonist, Senua, who dives deep into Hell. This isn’t a literal Hell, […]

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Mobile Apps Help Reduce Stress

by GamerFitnationon March 31, 2014
By Sarah Mackeben A study recently concluded that playing a mobile app can help reduce stress. The research, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, had test subjects play the app for a minimum of 25 minutes before delivering a stressful speech. The app required subjects to trace the paths of two characters on a […]

PlayMancer, a game therapy tool for mental disorders

by GamerFitnationon February 4, 2014
By: Brogan Cordova Hard data on video games as therapy for mental disorders is uncommon, to say the least. With PlayMancer, that’s starting to change as shown in a recently released study. PlayMancer is a game designed specifically to treat mental disorders, in this case eating disorders and impulse control disorders (such as pathological gambling). […]

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Brain Game Training to Maintain Mental Health

by Zachary Bridgeon January 26, 2014
Recent research published by Nature suggests that playing brain games can help maintain mental acuity as the brain ages. Researchers learned that the older players were less capable of multitasking than younger players when playing a game called NeuroRacer that was designed specifically to test a player’s multitasking abilities. However, after practicing the game, even […]