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Resurrecting dead friends as Sims characters

Could gaming be good for your mental health? The BBC's Ivana Davidovic speaks with Ocean Capewell, who used the Sims game to help her deal with tragic loss. Robert Steen discusses the positive impact the community of people playing World of Warcraft had on his son, Mats, who died at the age of 25 as a result of a degenerative condition.

Recently the World Health Organisation recognised gaming disorder as an official medical condition. Professor Andrew Przybylski, director of research at Oxford University's Internet Institute, says there appears to be no scientific evidence to justify the move. Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, director of the UK's first state-funded clinic to treat gaming addiction, explains how gaming can also be a force for good.

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12 minutes