Samer- Pokemon Go and Mental Health

I chose this topic because I found it very interesting that a video game could have an effect on real world problems like anxiety and depression. People playing Pokemon Go have talked about how it helped them get outside and make new friends. Dr John Grohol talked about how this game helped people to take that step outside.

Studies show that 1 in 5 americans suffer from some kind of mood disorder. This game has helped them take that step to go outside and make new friends. However Dr Grohol says that this game should not substitute professional care but scientists should look to this game in the future for new ideas.


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