Pokemon GO Helping People's Mental Health

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Between the walking and all the fresh air, there's some pretty obvious health benefits to playing Pokemon GO. In addition, some players are reporting a less obvious perk to playing the new "augmented reality" mobile app: an immense improvement to their mental health.

Players around the world have tweeted about how Pokemon GO has helped with their depression and anxiety issues. By encouraging players to leave their home and explore their surroundings, Pokemon GO seems to be a great distraction to help players stave off feelings of depression and anxiety.

Studies like this one indicate that exercise may have positive benefits for the clinically depressed. Of course, it's probably only a matter of time until someone does a study on the specific health benefits that Pokemon GO provides

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