Pokemon Go has quickly become a popular game among teens. It is an smart phone app and the goal of the game is to catch as many pokemon as possible. Unlike most smart phone games, Pokemon Go is unique because it encourages players to get outside and walk around. Some mental health professionals are saying that the game helps ward off depression and social anxiety. When someone suffers from social anxiety, it’s more difficult for them to go into public or engage in activities with others. The game is a way for those with social anxiety to communicate with others. It also promotes exercise because the more places you walk around, the more pokemon you can catch. Exercise helps boost a person’s mood and increase motivation.
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