Now that Pokemon Go has taken over our lives it's had some positive effects. We're off our seats and walking again. Some of us are finding new places around our cities.
According to psychologist John M. Grohol, players with mental health issues are seeing some changes and improvements in their anxiety and depression.
Now that the Pokemon Go app has gained popularity on both iTunes and Android Play stores, it's encouraging players to get active.
Could it be that gaming is good for your health?
"I think this is a wonderful demonstration of the unintentional but beneficial consequences of gaming and producing a game that encourages healthy exercise," says Grohol over on PsychCentral.
With the positives also comes negatives
Here are some Tweets about Pokemon Go from players:
#PokemonGo has already been a better treatment for my depression than anything my doctor prescribed or therapist recommended— Jesseanne Pope (@gleefullyhello) July 11, 2016
#PokemonGO has changed me so much for the better in only a week. Dealing with BPD, depression& anxiety it has helped me get out of the house— Lara (@38Violetqueen) July 11, 2016
Real talk - as someone with anxiety/depression, the fact that I've spent most of this weekend outside with friends is unreal. #PokemonGo— HiRez David (@uglycatlady) July 10, 2016
Took another 4 mile walk and talked to 4 people along the way. #PokémonGo may solve obesity and social anxiety in one app.— Allan (@AllanTries) July 10, 2016
#PokemonGO is gunna cure my social anxiety. Everyone has been so nice. People are not as scary as originally perceived.— Captain Naomi (@CptNaomi) July 11, 2016
#PokemonGO this is actually making me want to leave my room and interact with people finally after years of depression I love this so much— Amy (@amyxplier) July 10, 2016
I know this sounds silly but #PokemonGo has helped me a lot with my social anxiety by encouraging me to go out more.— •Shep (@StickySheepu) July 10, 2016