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Why do video games with plenty of killing help me relieve stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Suppressed anger: If you have a great deal of suppressed anger in your everyday life, playing violent video games could be an expression of this. In a way, it's like a relief valve. However, this does not address the everyday issues that might be getting you "steamed, " and there could come a point where killing video game characters will not suffice. It could help to review your situation for fixable issues.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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