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Violent Video Games Does Not Increase Risk of Anti-social Behavior in Teens

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 27, 2013 at 8:08 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A recent study conducted by Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University and researcher Cheryl Olson has revealed that there is no risk of aggression and anti-social behavior among teens that play violent video games.
 Violent Video Games Does Not Increase Risk of Anti-social Behavior in Teens
Violent Video Games Does Not Increase Risk of Anti-social Behavior in Teens
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Violent video games did not aggravate symptoms or create aggression in teens who suffered depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD).

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On the contrary, researchers found that when kids with ADD played such video games, they experienced a calming effect with reduced aggression and bullying behavior.

"We found no evidence that violent video games increase bullying or delinquent behavior among vulnerable youth with clinically elevated mental health symptoms," researchers said.

The general forms of youth violence were connected with aggressiveness and stress and not violence due to playing video games, the study revealed.

The results of the study are published in Springer's Journal of Youth and Adolescence.



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