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A therapist's guide to gaming and well-being
Andrew Fishman LCSW
Half of gamers are women. Why do so many hide their gender while playing?
Do your children love gaming? Playing with them can improve your relationship, help set boundaries, and encourage them to expand their interests.
Game designers use many psychological tricks to keep us playing. Take advantage of this by playing games that deliver real-life benefits.
Are people who spend too much time playing video games "addicted," or is there another explanation?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a radical new treatment for ADHD on June 15. Can a video game really help children learn to focus?
Millions of people are being asked to stay home because of a virus. How can video games help?
Are video games really just a waste of time? How games can help us reduce stress and feel better about ourselves.
Why are people playing video games while driving? A look at the science behind why video games are so hard to put down.
Violent video games are often blamed for making people who play them aggressive or violent. What does the research actually say?
A US Senator just proposed legislation to protect children from free-to-play video games. Why?
Many parents of teens worry that their children play video games instead of spending time with others. Are video games as bad for their social lives as their parents fear?
How do video game creators make their games so addictive? How can you tell if a game could become a problem for your children?
Andrew Fishman is a licensed social worker in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a lifelong gamer who works with clients to understand the impact video games have had on their mental health.