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Does playing video games to much have an affect on your brain ?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Some studies say yes
The information about it is preliminary and in small studies.
Much of it centers on how computer games affect vision, mood and sleep pattterns and the neurotransmitters affected in the process. It certainly interferes with good sleep patterns and ability to focus and concentrate following long hours on the computer. This is especially true for younger children whose brains are not yet mature.

In brief: Some studies say yes
The information about it is preliminary and in small studies.
Much of it centers on how computer games affect vision, mood and sleep pattterns and the neurotransmitters affected in the process. It certainly interferes with good sleep patterns and ability to focus and concentrate following long hours on the computer. This is especially true for younger children whose brains are not yet mature.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Everything people do effects their brain. SOme kids have a bigger effect than others. as Dr. Hazlett notes. One of the bigger problems is that video games are very well designed that are very reinforcing for kids, they aretherefore pleasurable and relatively rewarding. THe things school age kids need to be working on developmentally are in contrast much more challenging and sometimes hard f
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
for them so they tend to spend more time on video games, less on socializing and get increasingly off their developmental track
Dr. Stephen Perret
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: It probably can
The studies are still helping doctors understand exactly what the long-term effects of prolonged video game exposure are but it certainly does seem to potentially affect sleep, concentration, and probably other functions as well in a negative way.

In brief: It probably can
The studies are still helping doctors understand exactly what the long-term effects of prolonged video game exposure are but it certainly does seem to potentially affect sleep, concentration, and probably other functions as well in a negative way.
Dr. Stephen Perret
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