5 ways games can relieve stress

5 ways games can relieve stress

Weโ€™ve done plenty of videos on the ways games are good for us, but itโ€™s also important to talk about how they affect our mental health. From removing social anxiety to games actually helping prevent PTSD, here are 5 ways that games can reduce stress and anxiety.

If you need to talk to someone about your mental wellbeing, you can contact:

USA: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

UK: NHS Help website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

References:

https://slate.com/technology/2015/11/how-video-games-can-teach-your-brain-to-fight-depression.html

https://www.nature.com/articles/mp201723

https://arizona.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/remain-calm-be-kind-effects-of-relaxing-video-games-on-aggressive

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

http://ocw.metu.edu.tr/pluginfile.php/2372/mod_resource/content/1/ColeGriffiths.PDF

How Video Games Can Help Anxiety

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50 Comments

  1. Censored on October 10, 2022 at 5:30 am

    I don’t have a gaming pc…well then I can’t get relax
    Edit: and can’t even relieve my stress

  2. Siberian Moschid on October 10, 2022 at 5:31 am

    What a Joke, Video Game is Nothing but Toxic and Stressful to Play It

  3. Mohamed Osama on October 10, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Want to remove stress? **plays dark souls 3**

  4. KilledHunter on October 10, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Games take me out of this messed up world..

  5. Tappy Oka on October 10, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Make a Graphics Card

  6. xXaardappelpureeXx on October 10, 2022 at 5:35 am

    yoo she that new girl in apex

  7. MR FRANK on October 10, 2022 at 5:35 am

    And for all diseases one game will work for future and that’s is pubg

  8. B. E. on October 10, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Is this also helpful for fifa 19 ?

  9. Rachit Joshi on October 10, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Does NFS Heat and Star Wars Jedi good for reducing anxiety ?

  10. Laura B. on October 10, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Not when you play Gatan…your inner beast comes out haha

  11. Bishal Sarkar on October 10, 2022 at 5:36 am

    She talks like the girl in the movie brave plus the video seems to be fast forwarded

  12. CZIONER CZIONER on October 10, 2022 at 5:38 am

    But after 2 month of gaming stress aint just gonna hit ya. Trust me.

  13. Ricky Life on October 10, 2022 at 5:38 am

    That music is making me stressed.

  14. YOLO 123 on October 10, 2022 at 5:39 am

    great video.
    got a few questions.
    1. would you cover Just cause 4?
    2. would you do a series for any video game? like completing them in multiple episodes
    3. maybe post some links to the studies in the description or a cast of links to the studies after the video is over?
    4. if you cover single player games maybe give bad north a look? for now its only on discord.

    this video was quite educative if I must say, so great job!

  15. Himansh Neekhra on October 10, 2022 at 5:40 am

    who else thinks ,she looks like "Dani Daniels"?๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  16. Tim Small on October 10, 2022 at 5:41 am

    Donโ€™t forget the march on Sunday in London to show these corrupt politicians we donโ€™t want them

  17. vistaverse on October 10, 2022 at 5:43 am

    I just play video games to relieve stress to escape from the real world sometimes when I need to. It gives me something to feel accomplished about for once in my life.

  18. Clement Liu on October 10, 2022 at 5:44 am

    As an avid rhythm gamer, it definitely sharpens my cognitive abilities in a similar way playing the piano does, and certainly benefits my life in many ways.

  19. Believe me Im Anywhere on October 10, 2022 at 5:47 am

    I get stressed for games.
    Sometimes i even punch the wall if i lose,lag or have a noob teamates.
    And what i search is how to relieve stress from games.

  20. Gus Ros on October 10, 2022 at 5:47 am

    I wanted to be calm, but I can’t imagine getting into a competitive game for fun. I am competitive in a not unhealthy way and if I need to resort to aggression I will definitely go

  21. Rohit Minz on October 10, 2022 at 5:47 am

    Iam gonna show this video to my parents

  22. EriiUwU on October 10, 2022 at 5:49 am

    Actually you can get stressed when u get noob teammates, lag or slow connection

  23. 8on Tech on October 10, 2022 at 5:49 am

    So nice

  24. normal BS player on October 10, 2022 at 5:49 am

    "video game can release stress"

    also when you lose a game

    **MADNES**

  25. Drake ._ on October 10, 2022 at 5:49 am

    *LAG*

  26. Schaddn on October 10, 2022 at 5:51 am

    Oh look, a game about NMS ^^

  27. Julio on October 10, 2022 at 5:51 am

    What’s these game 9:33, please answered me

  28. Stefan Gottfried on October 10, 2022 at 5:52 am

    This video is very well researched and executed. But some arguements are dishonest or misleading in order to shine a better light on gaming. As a positive side note: kudos for saying that people should reach out for help if needed.

  29. The Annihilator on October 10, 2022 at 5:53 am

    But then when I try to play them my dad says no witch makes me Angry ๐Ÿ˜ก

  30. no name on October 10, 2022 at 5:57 am

    Doctor says:Playing games is good to relieve stress
    Me a Gamer: Playing games can caused so much stress ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  31. Macklin โ€ข 15 years ago on October 10, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Any pubgm lovers

  32. skeezers on October 10, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Nah man when i play a game i get stressed and rage

  33. flowie on October 10, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Then online multiplayer happened :<

  34. Arbok on October 10, 2022 at 6:01 am

    (Parent Logic)

    *School: causes stress*

    *Video Games: Helps Relieve Stress*

    *Parents: Games must be the Problem*

  35. SV_ 98 on October 10, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Hi

  36. Royale Kingdom on October 10, 2022 at 6:02 am

    if you want relaxing,play dark souls

  37. Souhardya on October 10, 2022 at 6:03 am

    then what video games should i play

  38. Heitor Pedroso on October 10, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Gaming helped me deal with anxiety and competitiveness. I’ve played Dota for at least 6 years now and I’d get highly anxious before a match. After some time and mental conditioning, I was able to detach from the pressure the fear of failing was putting on me and just look at myself and say "hey, it’s just a game". Eventually I was able to see everything in my life in this light of "hey it’s okay if I try my best but still fail, I’m only human".

  39. M F on October 10, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Games are healthy, just don’t play 15 hours a day

  40. fresh idiot twoki on October 10, 2022 at 6:09 am

    Undertale helped me thow my OH NO AM OLDDDDDDDD things because it was calling to me

  41. Yscs on October 10, 2022 at 6:10 am

    Today i would be dead and would have been in a grave if i didn’t play games, I would would have ended my life because of stress and depression, but I played many fps online games where i got cool friends with whom i play csgo, fortnite, pubg, gta v, etc. Still alive and proud to be alive.

  42. TeChNiCaL GhOsT on October 10, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Now that "SCIENCE BITCH!!" meme is perfect

  43. Avinash Ammisetty on October 10, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Games have helped me decrease my reaction time even in the real world scenarios
    That means i can react quickly
    And games have been my company in my lonely times better than friends who are of split personality.
    For people who say and think video games are waste of time and evil "you have not yet experienced the magic"

  44. PokiBea Valorant on October 10, 2022 at 6:15 am

    I only play games to relive stress

  45. Saira olis on October 10, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Good job keeping good thanks

  46. SIXEYE on October 10, 2022 at 6:25 am

    Played games all my life, ever since the commodore 64. Games have helped me get through severe depression, suicide thoughts, due to the onset of chronic pain. They are a huge distraction for me everyday, keeping my mind off the pain, and also my situation. Games are the second biggest thing that helps me deal with chronic pain. #1 is a small cat named blue.

  47. Julio on October 10, 2022 at 6:25 am

    I have g403 and g430. Loved logitech series ๐Ÿ˜Š

  48. Epixtar onCracc on October 10, 2022 at 6:26 am

    When I used to get bullied or mad I escape with video games and it satisfies me

  49. Haretz tj on October 10, 2022 at 6:27 am

    thx for saving my assignment

  50. Ckoil on October 10, 2022 at 6:28 am

    lol the games Themselves Give us stress

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