I often go through stages of feeling incredibly apathetic and dulled towards life, which I am loosely aware is one of the many signs of being a possible sufferer of depression. I also do have some levels of social anxiety, though probably not severe enough to be diagnosable or overly crippling. Stress can also mount on me quite quickly and be incredibly detrimental to my emotional state and such.
What Gaming Means To Me
I think it’s the ability for a game to distract you and give you some sense of accomplishment and ‘getting things done’, and also to socialise with others, so it takes away from that ever-descending pit of negative thought.
I’m a psychiatry doctor and passionate gamer. I run a resource called prescriptionpixel.com – an interface between video games and mental health.
This is a space for gamers to safely share their feelings, access personalised resources, and seek help without judgement or stigma.