10 Dangers of Video Gaming Addiction to Look Out For

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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10 Dangers of Video Gaming Addiction to Look Out For

For many years, parents have wondered about the negative effects of video games on their children's health — and even into adulthood, partners might see the harmful ways video games can impact their significant others’ health. Excessive video gaming, particularly in children, has been linked to sleep problems, slowed development of social skills, mood changes, depression, eye conditions, reduced academic performance and even aggression. If you’re concerned about a loved one’s — or your own — gaming habits, review the most commonly cited adverse effects of excessive gaming and explore ways to mitigate these consequences.