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 did not aggravate symptoms or create aggression in teens who suffered depression or attention deficit disorder (ADD).
AdvertisementOn 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.