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The Impact of Online Gaming Addiction on Minors’ Mental and Physical Health – Lawsuit Investigation

May 24, 2021 by  

Ahdoot Wolfson is investigating the adverse physical and mental health impacts of video gaming addiction and other harms associated with online gaming platforms, specifically with respect to minor children.

Studies indicate that video game play (VGP) changes the brain. VGP has been associated with delayed development in certain brain areas, including those associated with verbal intelligence. Other studies suggest that VGP may cue the brain in similar ways as what occurs within the brain of a person coping with pathological gambling or substance dependence. In 2018, the World Health Organization made the decision to include gaming disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In addition to addiction risks, about 1 in 5 children experience cyberbullying or unwanted solicitation on online gaming platforms.

There are a host of physical and mental health concerns that can present in children who become addicted to or have negative experiences interacting with video games and online gaming platforms. If your child has struggled with excessive online gaming or has otherwise been harmed by an experience on an online gaming platform, please contact Ahdoot Wolfson. We understand the significance and sensitivity of every child’s unique experience, and we want to hear their stories. Ahdoot Wolfson can provide private and confidential consultation. Please submit your information in the form below and one of our lawyers will promptly call you.