Game therapy, also known as game-based therapy or gaming therapy, is the use of video games or other types of digital games as a form of therapy or intervention to address a range of mental health and behavioral issues.
Game therapy can be used to help individuals develop social skills, improve attention and memory, and increase motivation and engagement. It can also be used to address issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress.
Game therapy is often used in combination with other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). It can be used with both children and adults, and can be administered in a variety of settings, including individual therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, or as part of a larger treatment plan.
While game therapy has shown promise in addressing a range of mental health issues, it is important to note that it should not be used as a standalone treatment and should always be administered by a trained and qualified therapist.