Can video game addiction cause death?

The latest video game addiction statistics. Plus, symptoms of video game addiction and a timeline of video game addiction causes of death. Video game addiction: can it be so severe that it causes death?

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Video game addiction statistics

The French gaming site, jeuxjeuxjeux recently sent me this cool graphic about video game addiction.  They specialize in games development, and wanted to draw people’s attention to video game addiction.  I also think that it’s important that we  recognize how real this kind of addiction is.   The main source of their research was the On-Line Gamers Anonymous website ( .  You may have heard of some of these statistics before … but just take a look at them now!

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Effects of video game addiction

Some people think that video game addiction should not be included as a psycho-somatic illness in the Diagnositic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  But it seems pretty clear to me that video game addiction can have some very serious consequences.  What do you think?  Should we taking gaming addiction more seriously?  How real is the threat of cuasing harm because of video games?  Are people who are harming others predisposed to violence or is their violence brought on by gaming?

About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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