A UK-based Doctor tweeted:
“The best prescription I gave today was to an 11 year old lad
“No Minecraft or Fortnight for two weeks, doctors orders!” Addictive computer games impacting his life.I even wrote it on a prescription pad and signed it! Good luck to the pharmacist who gets that! Shocking, but I think appropriate. I learnt that the UK gaming market is now worth a record £5.7bn, and it is estimated there are 32.4 million gamers in the country. I would personally like the same prescription for my cousin, who spends all of his free time gaming. People say that there hasn’t been any scientific proof to show that gaming causes damage. But, I can see the effects and the way it is slowly turning his brain into a cabbage.
He has lost all interests in previous hobbies, he can’t control or limit the time he spends gaming, he gets irritable and depressed when he isn’t playing, he has deceived us all and lied about how much he plays, his grades are slipping, he isn’t sleeping much at all, and he quite easily becomes violent and aggressive like the characters in his games.