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A 19-year-old male asked:

Video games cause kids to become violent and kill people in real life" is this true?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
In some - yes: The vast majority of the population are grounded in reality and find a video game a simple form of entertainment. Exposure does not alter their actions.For some, the games are a form of therapy or escapism. The brutality, turmoil and action in these games provide them with a model of a different lifestyle they envy, and their emotional state makes them vulnerable to copying the behavior.

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Last updated Mar 2, 2014

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