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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Stress and Gaming: Biopsychological Understanding among Medical Graduates


1 Department of Neurochemistry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, (NIMHANS) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, (NIMHANS) Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma
Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) Clinic, Department of Clinical Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wsp.wsp_70_20

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Background: Video games are seen as a modality to manage stress. The study examined the role of playing violent gaming on stress. Materials and Methods: The observational design was used for the assessment of stress among 04 medical undergraduates in the age group of 18 years to 20 years. Salivary cortisol and stress subscale of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress scale were used to assess stress. Results: Salivary cortisol and psychological scale findings revealed the presence of higher stress among violent game players. Conclusions: The findings imply the need to evolve emotional regulation approaches for management of stress among gamers.


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