Video games. Are they bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n roll! Despite a lot of research being conducted on how video games are destroying society as we know it, there is a lot of evidence that video games can be beneficial for your mental health. So what happens if you take that to the extreme? Well, you get video game therapy! That's right, some mental health professionals are treating PTSD with video games or using them as a tool during counseling sessions. It turns out that video games are good for you! So grab your console, turn on your brain, and find out how Sega and psychology intersect.

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Wanna play some therapeutic games?

https://moodgym.com.au/

https://www.beatingthebluesus.com/

http://www.empower-interactive.com/solutions/good-days-ahead/

https://www.sparx.org.nz/

http://aplayspace.com/mm/pi

http://www.playattention.com/

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https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/gpr-14-2-141.pdf

http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-a0034857.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4196027/

https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/pr_090520/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4943956/

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=5817835&page=1

http://www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2013.pdf

http://childsplaycharity.org/assets/downloads/booklet.pdf

http://s3.amazonaws.com/academia.edu.documents/31018425/ADDVGames.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAIWOWYYGZ2Y53UL3A&Expires=1501302900&Signature=AHSsn4BNIcgavo6PutOC%2FZ%2BtrjE%3D&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DOnline_Video_Game_Therapy_for_Mental_Hea.pdf

http://www.behavioralassociates.com/pdf/scientificamerica.pdf

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/1667628/?reload=true

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https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/bfb1/012c4a26ace569a4a43fb17aa2d656ce4a16.pdf

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