Second advantage is, video games can be used
as an alternative medication for certain mental problems. The negative thoughts
and feelings can be transferred into the game and induce people to forget about
problems for a while. Other than  that, video
games could potentially be used as a form of therapy to help people find a way
to “work through frustrations” in real life. People playing video games in long-term
are seem to be able to adopt mental skills to handle stress, become less
depressed and get less hostile during stressful tasks. According to Lindo
(2017), playing video games can help to reduce stress, depressions, and also
anxiety. Video games can provide people with a safe and fun outlet for
developing emotional awareness and coping skills thus, making people to relax
when being pressured by the surrounding and problems. Moreover, video games
also can be assumed as a stress reliever. Lindo (2017) claimed that video game
is one of the best pain relievers medium. For
instance, people who underwent chemotherapy or different extensive remedies can
experience a significantly decrease tiers of pain and anxiety whilst playing
with video games. This is because, the effect is attributed to distraction, as
the game lets a person’s brain attention on things other than pain with
personal senses, and releases hormone that may numb sensations of pain.
Furthermore, video games also allow people to get enough of a mental challenge
to be able to relax, but not get too bored or overly stressed. Hence, during
the workdays, by taking some short breaks for an engaging and enjoyable
activity such as playing video games can help people to cope with daily
pressures. When the players able to achieve the goals in video games, all the
tension that has accumulated in the body throughout the day or throughout the
course of a rough patch in life completely melts away and makes the players
feel happy. This is how players can get the confidence to do anything in life
as the feeling of insecurities also vanish. Therefore, the advantage of playing
video games is it can act as mental strain, despondency and apprehension reducer.