So, I personally deal with bipolar disorder, and land on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, and gaming plays a huge part in my therapy-in-between-therapy. Games like Dark Souls actually calm me down because of how intensely I have to focus on them; I don’t have any processing power left, so to speak, for the standard suite of anxieties and bad habits that manifest themselves as a result of my illness. Strategy intensive games or immersive games like Divinity: Original Sin, etc. also play a big role in keeping me, literally, sane.
So, having said all that about myself I’m making this topic to ask: does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone else lean on gaming a little to sort of ease or treat their symptoms? Does it help? Do you have to avoid certain kinds of games as a result of an illness or anything?