Published on in Vol 9, No 2 (2021): Apr-Jun

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/26575, first published .
Gaming Your Mental Health: A Narrative Review on Mitigating Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Using Commercial Video Games

Gaming Your Mental Health: A Narrative Review on Mitigating Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Using Commercial Video Games

Gaming Your Mental Health: A Narrative Review on Mitigating Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Using Commercial Video Games

Journals

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  2. Skripkauskaite S, Fazel M. Time Spent Gaming, Device Type, Addiction Scores, and Well-being of Adolescent English Gamers in the 2021 OxWell Survey: Latent Profile Analysis. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting 2022;5(4):e41480 View
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  7. Niu G, Jin S, Xu F, Lin S, Zhou Z, Longobardi C. Relational Victimization and Video Game Addiction among Female College Students during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Roles of Social Anxiety and Parasocial Relationship. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2022;19(24):16909 View
  8. Li X, Zheng M, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Nie L, Yuan Y, Qian T, Ku Y. Music-based casual video game training alleviates symptoms of subthreshold depression. Frontiers in Public Health 2022;10 View
  9. Wang H, Cheng C. The Associations Between Gaming Motivation and Internet Gaming Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JMIR Mental Health 2022;9(2):e23700 View
  10. Chitale V, Baghaei N, Playne D, Liang H, Zhao Y, Erensoy A, Ahmad Y. The Use of Videogames and Virtual Reality for the Assessment of Anxiety and Depression: A Scoping Review. Games for Health Journal 2022;11(6):341 View
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  12. Barnes S, Chandler T, Granda-Salazar M. Help over harm: practical and ethical considerations for the evaluation and deployment of therapeutic games. Mental Health and Social Inclusion 2023;27(2):133 View
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  22. Bowman N, Chang C. Covariation Among Gaming Motivations is Correlated with Anxiety and Sociality a Latent Class Analysis. SSRN Electronic Journal 2022 View
  23. Klimczyk P. What is the post-game depression? A narrative inquiry. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace 2023;17(2) View
  24. Merino-Campos C, del-Castillo H, Pascual-Gómez I. Exploring the efficacy of video game training in developing adolescent reasoning abilities. Behaviour & Information Technology 2024;43(4):651 View
  25. Ghosh A, Agnihotri J, Bhalotia S, Sati B, Agarwal L, A A, Tandon S, Meena K, Raj S, Azad Y, Gupta S, Gupta N. Serious Games Based on Cognitive Bias Modification and Learned Helplessness Paradigms for the Treatment of Depression: Design and Acceptability Study. JMIR Serious Games 2023;11:e37105 View
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  29. Zendle D, Flick C, Halgarth D, Ballou N, Cutting J, Drachen A. The Relationship Between Lockdowns and Video Game Playtime: Multilevel Time-Series Analysis Using Massive-Scale Data Telemetry. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2023;25:e40190 View
  30. Lukka L, Palva J. The Development of Game-Based Digital Mental Health Interventions: Bridging the Paradigms of Health Care and Entertainment. JMIR Serious Games 2023;11:e42173 View
  31. Vengurlekar I, Thudi K. College Student Video Gaming: Risk or Resilience for Mental Health?. Psychological Reports 2023 View
  32. GomezRomero-Borquez J, Del Puerto-Flores J, Del-Valle-Soto C. Mapping EEG Alpha Activity: Assessing Concentration Levels during Player Experience in Virtual Reality Video Games. Future Internet 2023;15(8):264 View
  33. Looi J, Wilkes F, Bastiampillai T, Allison S. Practical psychiatry: Taking gaming seriously – a primer for psychiatrists on gamers and gaming culture. Australasian Psychiatry 2024;32(1):59 View
  34. Behl A, Jayawardena N, Shankar A, Gupta M, Lang L. Gamification and neuromarketing: A unified approach for improving user experience. Journal of Consumer Behaviour 2024;23(1):218 View
  35. Wang Y, Dai Y, Chen S, Wang L, Hoorn J. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Games: Improving Negative Atmosphere with Social Robots and AI Teammates. Systems 2023;11(8):425 View
  36. Lukka L, Salonen A, Vesterinen M, Karhulahti V, Palva S, Palva J. The qualities of patients interested in using a game-based digital mental health intervention for depression: a sequential mixed methods study. BMC Digital Health 2023;1(1) View
  37. Razum J, Huić A. Understanding highly engaged adolescent gamers: integration of gaming into daily life and motivation to play video games. Behaviour & Information Technology 2023:1 View
  38. AKÇA C, ÖZEL Y. The Effect of Mind and Intelligence Games on University Students’ Perceived Stress and Psychological Well-Being Level. Journal of Computer and Education Research 2023;11(22):447 View
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  43. He M, Ren Y, Liu Y, Tong K. The Prospective Effect of Protective Gaming Beliefs and Behaviors on Problematic Gaming, Mental Health, and Well-Being of Video Game Players. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction 2024:1 View
  44. Huțul T, Karner-Huțuleac A, Huțul A. “Go-tcha!”: The social component of mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic and the benefits of playing Pokemon Go. Entertainment Computing 2024;50:100649 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Sánchez-Sánchez A, Orozco-del-Castillo M, Castillo-Atoche A. Telematics and Computing. View
  2. Fashoro I, Ncube S. Handbook of Research on Cross-Disciplinary Uses of Gamification in Organizations. View
  3. Bediou B, Wac K. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health. View
  4. Bauman S, Rivers I. Mental Health in the Digital Age. View
  5. Pfeifer J. The History and Future of Correctional Psychology. View