Doctors Reporting Rise In Health Problems Among Young ‘Gamers’

Doctors Reporting Rise In Health Problems Among Young ‘Gamers’


THE STORE IS USING THE SCANNING DEVICE AND CASHIERS CHECK THE BILLS WITH THE YELLOW MARKERS. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO TURN BLACK IF THE BILL IS A FAKE. IN EL PASO AND OHIO, SOME WAS QUICK TO BLAME VIDEO GAMES. SOME STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THERE IS NO DIRECT LINK BETWEEN GAMES AND MAKING PEOPLE BUY THEM. BUT VIDEOGAMES AND SCREEN TIME WE KNOW CAN AFFECT KIDS IN OTHER WAYS. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE HEAD ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE TOTAL EFFECT OF TOO MUCH GAMING. ASTEROID AND SPACE INVADERS. Reporter: FROM OLD-SCHOOL ARCADE GAMES TO CONSOLES, AND ONLINE OPTIONS. FORTNITE. Reporter: GAMING IS A PASTIME THAT CAN BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND SOME VIDEOGAMES ARE HELPING PATIENTS RECOVER FROM STROKE. BUT CAN THEY BE ADDICTIVE? RECENTLY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZE GAMING DISORDER AS A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION. IT SHARES A LOT OF THE CHARACTERISTICS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS. Reporter: DOCTOR DAVID ATKINSON SAID SOME OF HIS PATIENTS WHO GET HELP FOR DRUG USE AND UP BECOMING HOOKED ON GAMES. AND WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH GAMING DISORDER A PATIENT MUCH SHOW THEY ARE PRIORITIZING GAMING OVER OTHER ACTIVITIES LIKE SLEEP AND CONTINUE TO PLAY IN SPITE OF THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON RELATIONSHIPS IN SCHOOL. WHAT IT IS BELIEVED TO AFFECT THE MORE THAN 3% OF THE GAMERS DOCTOR ATKINS SET IT CAN AFFECT YOUR KIDS IN OTHER WAYS. THERE IS A RISK OF TOXIC GAMING. SOME OF THE ONLINE INTERACTION BETWEEN KIDS CAN BE BRUTAL. Reporter: THIS PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGIST IS SITTING YOUNGER PATIENTS COMPLAINING OF I ISSUES THAT TYPICALLY AFFECT ADULTS. I SEE KIDS THAT ARE MUCH YOUNGER AROUND FIVE YEARS OLD AND SIX OR SO. Reporter: GAMING CAN LEAD TO DRY EYES AND WORSEN EXISTING CONDITIONS. PEDIATRIC G.I. DOCTOR SAID PROLONGED GAMING IS IMPACTING THE GUT. WE SEE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ISSUES WE ARE HAVING WITH VIDEOGAMES AND CONSTIPATION. Reporter: THIS DOCTOR SAID CONSTIPATION AND EVEN ACCIDENTS OR KIDS IGNORING THEIR NEED TO GO SO THEY CAN KEEP PLAN. CAN A LITTLE BIT OF VIDEOGAME PLAYING BE OKAY? I WOULD SAY YES. Reporter: BY SETTING LIMITS EARLY DOCTOR ATKINS SESSA PICKETT — HE CAN HELP KIDS WIN. SO THAT THE DOCTOR RECOMMENDS NO MORE THAN AN HOUR OF GAMING FOR THE SCHOOL AGE KIDS AND NO SCREENS AT ALL FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF TWO YEARS OLD. NEVER ALLOWING DISTRACTIONS LIKE SCREENS IN THE RESTROOM AND TO ALLEVIATE EYESTRAIN TEACH

3 thoughts on “Doctors Reporting Rise In Health Problems Among Young ‘Gamers’”

  1. Remember, these are the same doctors who dope people with psychotropic drugs. Speaking of which, most mass shooters we're on psychotropic drugs. Go figure…

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