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A 43-year-old member asked:

Do you think video games can actually cause frustration and stress?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Depends on person: Most video games are challenging by nature. Many people face challenges with a sense of carefree fun. Others set unrealistically high standards for themselves, or attach too much importance to winning. Frustration and stress can result from self-criticism and from losing sight of the "big picture". After all, they are only games.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: I do think that they may cause stress.

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