Video game addiction is one of the most controversial issues in recent years, since the World Health Organization He has officially included it in possible addictions and diseases. It is true that addiction to video games can be generated by misusing them and especially in the case of young people who are not controlled by the hours of play and, in this case, titles like Fortnite – which are very fashions. popular and with millions of players- They are a great attraction for the young people of the house.
The frenzy of Fortnite, the succession of games can generate a kind of dependence, a circle that we can break with a somewhat unexpected solution. The French psychologist Michaël Stora He has devised a therapy he practices with some patients who arrive, usually teenagers addicted to Fortnite, using The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game for Nintendo Switch is very different from Fortnite, in the sense that it is a very leisurely title, a relaxing game that takes players away from that competitive whirlwind of the Epic Games game.
Michaël Stora says that the therapy offers good results and that the Nintendo game acts as a therapeutic relaxant: the extensive maps of the game offered its patients the opportunity to calmly contemplate the environment, while conducting a personal search to destroy the villain , instead of simply killing other players.
The French psychologist has about 20 years of experience in the treatment of young people with behavior disorders.