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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is playing the play station a good way to relive anxiety?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It depends: In moderation, if playing the play station reduces your anxiety by distracting you, that is ok. However, it could become addictive or a way to avoid interacting with others. If so you may become more anxious when you need to be in social situations. If you have anxiety, i'd suggest that you speak with a psychologist and get to the core of what is bothering you. You may want to consider medication.
Last updated Aug 8, 2013


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