Games addiction and stress; identifying and managing the problem is better than pretending it doesn’t exist

Stress is defined as mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension. Stress affects every human being and is a part of our everyday lives, both positive and negative. But how does stress correlate to video games?

Video games are under constant scrutiny for the supposed negative impact they can have on players, perhaps more so than ever after the grievous events that took place in the Sandy Hook tragedy. Violence is in the news every day of our lives and many people try to find parallels between the violence created in the real world and the violence found in the media. Movies and books were once the targets of the criticism, but it’s the interactive nature of video games that has now drawn the attention of lawmakers and lobbyists.

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