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Swedish Teen Collapses After Lich King Binge
Yesterday, November 17, 2008, 12:15:21 PM |
Swedish News service The Local reports that a 15-year-old gamer from western Sweden went into convulsions on Sunday after a 24-hour WoW binge.
According to the report the boy and some friends were playing the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion. The 15-year-old's father described the scene:
They played all day and all night. Maybe they got a few hours of sleep. They ate a little food and breakfast at their computers. [When the boy went into convulsions] we were terrified and called rescue services...
Doctors said that sleep deprivation and lack of food likely contributed to the collapse of the boy, who is expected to recover fully.
Not unexpectedly, the mainstream press is linking the episode to game addiction. Britain's The Times quotes child psychiatrist Dr. Richard Graham:
Some of my clients will discuss playing games for 14 to 16 hours a day at times without breaks and for those the consequences are potentially very severe. The problem with World of Warcraft is the degree it can impact and create a socially withdrawn figure who may be connecting with people in the game and is largely dropping out of education, social opportunities.
One young man described vividly to me a sense that having achieved very high success in the game, when he switched off he felt downgraded.
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