Games & Mental Health


Computer games that heal you

Nesta’s prediction for 2016
December 15, 2015

Imagine if you could play a computer game that healed you as you played. Sounds far-fetched? Computer game therapy is a growing field that is still finding its feet. But our prediction is that 2016 will be the year that doctors start prescribing games to patients.

A Place To Discuss Mental Health (And Video Games)

Kotaku Australia
July 6, 2015

Prescription Pixel is a brand new website dedicated to creating a safe space for gamers to discuss mental health issues.

Tetris Blocks Traumatic Flashbacks Even After the Memory Is Fixed

New Scientist
July 6, 2015

Playing the game could be an easy way to reduce the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Here’s What Scientists Think Video Games Are Actually Doing To Our Brains

June 22, 2015

If you read the newspapers, you may get the impression that video games and other forms of digital technology are damaging our brains. They cause aggression and “deviant behaviour”; they cause dementia, may be linked to attention deficit disorder, and are “taking away our sense of reality”.

But is any of this true? We asked five neurologists and psychologists with an interest in the topic.