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Doctors by day; gamers by night! Exploring interactions between mental health and gaming, and promoting wellbeing in the gaming community. In this podcast we discuss a wide range of stories regarding video games and mental health.

Doctors by day; gamers by night! Exploring interactions between mental health and gaming, and promoting wellbeing in the gaming community. In this podcast we discuss a wide range of stories regarding video games and mental health.
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United Kingdom

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Doctors by day; gamers by night! Exploring interactions between mental health and gaming, and promoting wellbeing in the gaming community. In this podcast we discuss a wide range of stories regarding video games and mental health.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 4 - Celeste and anxiety

1/14/2019
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"It's all nanomachines, it's okay" In this episode Sachin, Don, Fai (mental health doctors), and Hammy (medical student) discuss: - Celeste: how does it portray anxiety in main character Madeline and how is the game's attitude to mental health reflected in its design? (Check out this article that describes how a tough game like Celeste can be soothing: https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/8/16961386/celeste-stress ) They also discuss difficult games in general, and how "easy modes" are sometimes...

Duration:00:55:57

Episode 3 - Silent Hill 2 and symbolism of mental health

1/3/2019
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[cw - suicide] "It's Christmas somewhere in the world, right?" In this episode Sachin, Don (mental health doctors), and Hammy (medical student) discuss: - Silent Hill 2: how does it use symbolism to portray trauma and mental health issues, and does it do a good job? (see article https://www.inverse.com/article/27660-silent-hill-2-konami-pyramid-head for more) They then discuss games where all players work together for a common goal, and what exactly is the essence of a Metroidvania game....

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 2 - Esports doping and Tourette's syndrome representation

12/18/2018
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"The secret ingredient was nothing" In this episode Sachin, Fai, and Marcus (mental health doctors) discuss: - Claims of stimulants used as performance enhancing drugs in esports (see article https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3k9qpk/overwatch-esports-pro-says-probably-20-players-use-adderall-in-the-official-league) - A Twitch streamer with Tourette's and what this means for representation (see article...

Duration:00:50:17

Episode 1 - Gaming in moderation, trans representation, and Esports touring

12/8/2018
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"People just want cool looking robots" In this episode Sachin, Don, Fai (mental health doctors) and Hammy (medical student) discuss: - Gaming in moderation, based on an article by student Timothy Franklin advocating this (http://collegian.tccd.edu/?p=37310) - Concerns about how Cyberpunk 2077 will handle trans identities, in light of how the tabletop game handles it, and problematic tweets from the developer (see article...

Duration:00:57:56