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  • 03/29/17 08:10 PM
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    Playing Tetris can Reduce PTSD


    • Posted By khawk

    In the category of Serious Games, a CNN report today highlights a study that shows playing Tetris within hours of experiencing trauma can reduce the anxiety or distress that occurs in relation to a traumatic event, which can ultimately lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    From the article:

    PTSD occurs when intrusive memories linked to fear from a traumatic event become consolidated in a person's mind by them visualizing the event in a loop until it becomes locked in their brain.

    Competing with the visualization, such as with a game like Tetris, can block that consolidation form happening.

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