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Emily Grace Buck Sep 27
Tell me about a gaming experience that you feel postively impacted your mental health
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Twitchy Owl ♿️🌙⚡️ Sep 28
Replying to @emilybuckshot
I have a sporadic movement disorder (PNKD). After getting PNKD I had to take leave from law school, so I was stuck at home. I passed the time by playing video games, and to my surprise found that gaming actually helps relieve PNKD attacks! It was actually the 1st thing I found...
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Twitchy Owl ♿️🌙⚡️ Sep 28
Replying to @emilybuckshot
that helped. If I started having an attack, my bf or parents would set up a game for me and I'd hit a few keys and twitch the mouse until I slowly regained control. Now I have more management options, but there are still days when nothing helps an attack but gaming. It has saved-
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Twitchy Owl ♿️🌙⚡️ Sep 28
Replying to @emilybuckshot
me from a lot of physical pain and mental distress. It also helps relieve some of the depression caused by the life changes from PNKD. I used to travel the world (31 countries) and was super active (dance, yoga, martial arts, etc) but PNKD traps me inside. Gaming is an escape.
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Twitchy Owl ♿️🌙⚡️
It's also a way to be social without leaving the house. I have a bunch of disabled gamer friends, and my mom is also a disabled gamer so we sometimes play an MMO together. It's something we can enjoy together even though we're far apart and can't get out much. 💕🎮💕
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Twitchy Owl ♿️🌙⚡️ Sep 28
Replying to @emilybuckshot
I should perhaps mention that I've been a gamer my whole life thanks to geeky parents. I learned to type by playing Zork. Playing games together was a family activity - first the old Sierra games, then Myst and other puzzle games. PNKD is just what took it from fun to essential.
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DancesWithGary 💃🕺♿✍🎨🎮🐕🐕🐕🐕 Sep 29
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