How Pokemon Go Is Helping People With Anxiety And Depression

Get Out Of The House!

Get Out Of The House!

So there have been so many people over the past decade or more who have grown concerned about how much time we're spending inside playing video games and using our phones instead of being social.

What do those people say about the current trend sweeping the globe?!

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

It turns out that Pokemon Go may very well have changed the whole game completely! And it has some seriously cool side effects to go with it!

Many users are ecstatically claiming on social media, that the game is helping them with problems associated with social anxiety and depression.

 



New Friends

New Friends

Of course, the game is designed to be played by many people at the same time in the same place. So you're bound to meet other people in the process.

Users are being drawn to the same location in their attempts to catch monsters, thereby, pretty much being forced to make new friends without that initial intention.

Hitting The Pavement

Hitting The Pavement

It's not just the fact that people are meeting each other that helps address the anxiety and depression issues.

Simply getting out of the house and getting some exercise is a known and proven way to combat such things. Some Pokemon Go users are reporting that they have been walking tens of kilometers per day.



Aaawwwww!!

Aaawwwww!!

It is quite literally bringing people together, like this couple who were captured after having met via the game.

The issue of the stalker sitting in the car taking photos is a bi of a concern but hey, we'll address that with the next upgrade, shall we?