The effect of video games on increasing or decreasing stress
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Jul 20, 2021
Computer games are very popular today and have fans all over the world. You may have heard about the harms of these games over and over, and even heard some painful news; But have you ever heard about the positive features of these games? Did you know that some of these games can even help children and teens speed up their learning process? Too much of anything can indeed cause disruption as well as various problems, but if everything is kept at a normal level it can have amazing effects on people. games are just that. There is a lot of research done on computer games today, and many of these studies show that in addition to the downsides of games, some of them also have a lot of positive points. In this article, we are going to talk about the effect of video games on stress . Note that some games would increase stress, but others can reduce stress if played in a different mood. Many gamers acknowledge that the stress and anxiety they received during the day go away when they are gaming.
Negative effects of computer games on stress
Let's take a look at some of the things we've heard about games before. You have heard many times that games have many harms and these harms can cause problems for any individual and family in the long run. Problems such as poor eyesight, aggression, isolation, obesity, inactivity, etc. are among the side effects of games. In similar situations, if a teenager spends many hours during the day playing aggressive games, he or she will behave more aggressively than a teenager who engages in normal activities, and in the same situation, he or she may behave more disproportionately. Also, these issues and repeated losses in games may increase stress in young people and adolescents. So, some games - and in most cases, their aggressive types - as well as the consistent losses in these games can cause various problems for players and these conditions can increase stress in players.
Also, if a player chooses to play professionally, he is more likely to participate in various tournaments, and win or lose in these tournaments can put a lot of stress on a player. Having too much competitive spirit can also increase stress. For example, some players have a very competitive spirit even when playing with their friends, and this can increase the stress of losing on them. So, in the first place, to reduce the impact of games on your stress , it is better to control other parts of your mind. For example, try to look at gaming as a hobby and not think of it as winning or losing. Try to enjoy playing. This will have a huge impact on reducing stress in your try. Have fun with your friends and do not think of winning or losing at all.
The positive effect of video games on stress
As we said before, a lot of research has been done on games today, and this research has yielded good results. Many researchers and scientists acknowledge that regular games by children with disorders and conditions such as autism, depression, and withdrawal can be helpful and, in some cases, even can cure them. Scientists believe that playing such games has a special effect on the mechanism of players' brains and their nerve fibers, and this causes excitement in these children. Likewise, children or adolescents with chronic brain and neurological diseases can be cured with regular and controlled games. Another thing we can consider about the benefits of games is the reduction of stress and anxiety. Various studies have been conducted in this field, which show that people with chronic diseases such as stress or depression can overcome their nervous problems by playing games , but there are exceptions and special conditions in this field. Many players and gamers acknowledge and admit that they can easily get rid of stress by playing games if they are going through a stressful situation. This is a very exciting and great topic because no one has ever imagined that playing games will reduce stress.
In addition to reducing stress, playing games will increase self-confidence in children and adolescents, which in itself is directly related to stress. So, in addition to reducing stress directly by playing games, this stress can also be reduced by increasing children's self-confidence. Also, as you all know, games are designed and produced in many different types, some of them have very harsh spirits and some of them are designed and produced much more gently. As the intellect dictates, playing aggressive games can increase stress in some cases, and playing gentler games can reduce stress. Also, if you are very angry and anxious about something, you can safely get rid of your anger by playing games, which is also one of the important effects and features of games. Games can reduce the negative effects of mental health problems, they can also reduce physical pain. In general, games have many positive features that may go unnoticed by many people, but in this article, we tried to tell you these positive points as well. Note that the benefits of games are not limited to what we have said, but go far beyond that.Click here to create a mobile game