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Psychologist treats Fortnite addiction in teens with Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I'm not feeling so sweaty anymore
by rawmeatcowboy
06 February 2020
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Michaƫl Stora is one interesting Psychologist. He considers himself to be a "psygamer" rather than just a traditional Psychologist, as he's well versed in the world of games. That knowledge certainly helps when he constantly has parents contacting him with complaints of their teens being addicted to Fortnite.

What does Mr. Stora do when he receives requests to help move teens away from Fortnite and back towards reality? He gives them some time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! Mr. Stora believes that time spent playing Breath of the Wild offers up a bit of a therapeutic experience through gameplay. It helps teens reconnect with the real world by moving them from the competitive, intense gaming mindset to a more contemplative one.

We're not professionals, so we can't talk about the truth of game addiction or using games for metal therapy. That said, it seems like Mr. Stora is having quite a bit of success with it, so congrats to him!