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Watch out! Internet/mobile game addiction may ruin health

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 21, 2018, 5:40 am IST
Updated Oct 21, 2018, 5:40 am IST
When gaming interferes with eating, sleeping, work and other activities, then it becomes a disease, says Dr Senthil Kumar.
Health experts caution that those glued on to the mobile phones or computers for longer period end up using specks.(Photo: Pixabay)
 Health experts caution that those glued on to the mobile phones or computers for longer period end up using specks.(Photo: Pixabay)

Chennai: Online or mobile games are fun and help one to while away the time but there should be a Lakshman rekha.

One should resist the temptation of becoming a gaming addict. Health experts caution that those glued on to the mobile phones or computers for longer period end up using specks.

 

 That's not all. Neck pain and even psychological issues like aggressive or depressive behaviour may emerge. Parents need to monitor their children, experts caution.

When gaming interferes with eating, sleeping, work and other activities, then it becomes a disease, says Dr Senthil Kumar.

In June this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental illness, similar to alcohol and drug abuse.

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