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Therapeutic chess: why this sport improves mental health

Therapeutic chess: why this sport improves mental health

On World Chess Day we talk about the benefits of this sport on a cognitive, emotional level and as a treatment for various psychological disorders.

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Therapeutic chess: why this sport improves mental health

On World Chess Day we talked about the benefits of this sport on a cognitive, emotional level and as a treatment for various psychiatric and psychological disorders such as Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity (ADHD), panic attacks, substance addiction and schizophrenia.

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On World Chess Day we talked about the benefits of this sport on a cognitive, emotional level and as a treatment for various psychiatric and psychological disorders such as Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity (ADHD), panic attacks, substance addiction and schizophrenia.

There is the myth that chess it is a difficult sport to learn, which only a few can practice. But, despite the fact that to compete it takes a lot of dedication, anyone can play the game amateur.
According to the United Nations, during the pandemic the number of people who they play chess, especially through online platforms. There are many reasons to do this, including improving memory, attention span, reducing anxiety, and fighting psychological disorders.

We spoke with María Rodrigo, a health and sports psychologist, and president of the Women and Chess Commission of the Spanish Chess Federation, who works with therapeutic chess, especially focused on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

“Chess has shown how it improves attention and organization because when we play our whole brain starts to work. I would also highlight the emotional intelligence, self-knowledge and tolerance for frustration. When we start to play we lose more games than we win and we create a shell of knowing how to get up in the face of defeat, “summarized Rodrigo.

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