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Video Games And Child's Mental Health

Video Gaming Can Lead To Mental Health Problems

Pathological gaming, or video game addiction, has been associated with problems in youth including depression and poor grades. There may be identifiable risk factors for becoming a problem gamer and suffering negative outcomes, according to a new ...

Study: Violent Video Games May Make Kids More Aggressive

A new study suggests that violent video games really can alter a child’s view of aggression. The study, published today in the journal , surveyed the gaming habits of 3,034 children ages 8 to 17 in Singapore over a three-year period. The results s...

Video Games And Children - Child & Adolescent Development: Overview

Video games were first introduced in the 1970s. By the end of that decade they had become a preferred childhood leisure activity, and adults responded with concern about the possible ill effects of the games on children. Early research on these ef...

Are Video Games Good For Your Health?

Whether they involve launching angry red birds at evil green pigs or wielding an arsenal of weapons to kill zombies, video games are everywhere, and are played by almost everyone. In 2010, a survey by market research company Nielsen found that 10....

Video Game Addiction

At an addiction treatment center in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, teenagers and young adults begin detox by admitting they are powerless over their addiction. But these addicts aren't hooked on drugs or alcohol. They are going cold turkey to brea...

Video Game Addiction

Young and Bakker say the overwhelming majority of video game addicts are males under 30. "It's usually children with poor self-esteem and social problems," Young tells WebMD. "They're intelligent and imaginative but don't have many friends at scho...

Video Games & Your Child's Brain - Child Psychiatrist Los Angeles

Do you have an uneasy feeling that playing video games is bad for your child’s brain? It’s much worse than you think! We all know how pervasive video games are in our children’s lives, but what most people don’t know is the profound negative and l...

In New Study, Video Games Not Tied To Violence In High-Risk Youth

In a debate that has been raging for nearly two decades, the latest research suggests the impact of violent video games has been overstated. In the new study, Drs. Christopher Ferguson and Cheryl Olson discovered violent video games such as ‘Morta...

Violent Video Games And Young People - Harvard Health

Experts are divided about the potential harm, but agree on some steps parents can take to protect children. Blood and gore. Intense violence. Strong sexual content. Use of drugs. These are just a few of the phrases that the Entertainment Software ...

Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression In Some But Not Others, Says New Research

WASHINGTON – Playing violent video games can make some adolescents more hostile, particularly those who are less agreeable, less conscientious and easily angered. But for others, it may offer opportunities to learn new skills and improve social ne...

Do Video Games Cause Adhd? | Child Mind Institute

We hear it from frustrated parents: Why is it that my child, who finds it almost impossible to stay in his chair and focus on the lesson at school, can nonetheless sit in front of a video screen, transfixed, for hours? He fits all the criteria for...

Your Next Psychologist May Prescribe 'The Legend Of Zelda'

When Carly McCullar, 32, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as an adult, she wanted to improve her social and communication skills before heading into the next stage of her life. Never having received such help before, she volunteered to ...

Could Video Games Help Improve Our Mental Health?

Video games are a go-to when the media wants to find someone or something to blame for violent crimes, but less well known is the fact that there’s some evidence video games can actually help people with mental health issues. Today, and largely du...

Mmo Family: Study Shows No Link Between Video Games And Mental Health Issues In Children

We've long heard concerns that video games might be responsible for bringing about antisocial behavior and even violence. But there's some good news for gaming...

Children And Video Games: Playing With Violence

Playing video games has become a popular activity for people of all ages. Video gaming is a multibillion-dollar industry bringing in more money than movies and DVDs. On average, girls spend more than an hour per day playing video games and boys sp...

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Video Games And Child's Mental Health

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