Pokémon Go is Reportedly Helping People with Their Depression

Gotta catch ’em all.

FIONA MACDONALD
12 JUL 2016
Original Article Published on ScienceAlert.com
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Since Pokémon Go started dominating our lives last week, it’s had some surprising impacts. People are feeling strange sensations in their legs as they actually walk around, and players are discovering, err, interesting new thingsaround their cities.

But it turns out there might also be unexpected benefits for people suffering from mental health conditions.

As psychologist John M. Grohol reports on PsychCentral, users are taking to social media to report an unexpected improvement in their depression and anxiety as a result of playing the game.

With more people now using the app than Tinder – and Twitter soon to be overtaken – it appears that Pokémon Go is motivating users to get up and out of the house – something that’s often a struggle for people suffering from depression or anxiety.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Tweets out there raving about the game:

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