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College Senior. Game Designer. Into all things tech.
Video games have been proven to be a more efficient method of overcoming depression than counseling among teens.
NO. NO NO NO.
"FACTS" BLOG, YOUR SOURCE SAYS SPECIFICALLY THAT IT WAS A “SPECIALLY DESIGNED FANTASY GAME.”
IT WAS A GAMEIFIED VERSION OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, A RECOGNIZED AND GENERALLY QUITE EFFECTIVE FORM OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT.
THESE TEENAGERS WERE NOT PLAYING CALL OF DUTY OR WORLD OF WARCRAFT OR PORTAL OR ANY OTHER VIDEO GAME.
THEY WERE DOING COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IN A SPECIALLY DESIGNED VIDEO GAME. THERE IS NO DATA ABOUT WHETHER THIS GENERALIZES TO OTHER GAMES. YOU CAN’T MAKE THAT GENERALIZATION.
This “fact” is dangerous. It’s dangerous because it could mean that a teenager with depression will not seek counseling, but will instead continue playing video games with the hope that playing their usual games will help them more than talking to another person about their depression and getting treatment ever could.
For crying out loud, Did You Know Blog, properly represent your freaking source material. Don’t distill it down into a crappy quasi-true statement for the sake of notes like this.
And for any of you out there struggling with depression: Counseling does work. Therapy does work. A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy video game used in a psychological study is an effective treatment, but this “fact” image is making untrue claims. Please, talk to someone if you need help. By all means, play video games for fun if you enjoy them, but please don’t look to them to provide treatment.
And as a general statement, please please please look at the “sources” on these “facts” blog posts before you consider sharing them.
Oh my god I hope people see this note. You CANNOT give such gross over simplifications of these kinds of studies.
It’s actually a good thing that the zombie apocalypse starts in Florida because then the zombies only have one way to go and that’s straight up into trigger happy redneck territory. I give it two weeks before monster trucks and mullets save us.
can we talk about how this is still getting notes
The funny thing is that i can not actually come up with a counter argument for this.
I think the impala has been everywhere but all of tumblr…
so every time i see this i’ll reblog it
THE ONE PLAYING GUITAR AND CEILING CAT THO
the fucking ceiling cat
this is perfect
I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN SUCH A LONG TIME
Why is THERE A CAT IN THE CEILING¿???
Sometimes I feel like this was the most important scene in the series because it shows how alike they are. They’re two men trapped in their joint destiny, hurtling headlong into things they can’t control with only each for support.
They didn’t choose each other but I feel like if they could do everything over, they’d still pick each other over everyone else.