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Dungeons and Dragons at 50: how the role-playing game may soon be used as a form of therapy

By Sören Henrich, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is crossing a new frontier, as the game may soon be used as a form of psychological therapy. Over the last five years, I have researched possibilities for the game’s clinical implementation, as well as potential hurdles.

The therapeutic interest in the game only arose in the last five years, when D&D experienced a renaissance. Once a niche nerdy interest, it now has flourished into a multi-million dollar business, including a new movie…The Conversation

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