Video game addiction: myth or reality?

We are very worried to see our children and especially our teenagers – boys but also more and more girls – spending a large part of their days, even their nights, in front of a screen playing video games. Sleep disturbances, visual disturbances, isolation, irritation, lack of physical exercise… Many ailments and problems are attributed to video games.

The biggest worry for parents is undoubtedly the risk of addiction to video games that their children could develop. What is it really? How to tell the difference between a teenage crisis and a gambling addiction?

Geraldine Mayr and the Dr Jimmy Mohamed receive the Dr. Bruno Rocherspecialist in video game addiction and author of the book Is my child addicted to video games?, published by John Libbey. It helps us distinguish between myth and reality about video game addiction, offers a de-dramatized approach to this practice acclaimed by our teenagers and advice for better managing video games on a daily basis.

Medical news and questions from listeners

Dr. Jimmy Mohamed speaks to us today about the consequences which can be dramatic of the lack of sleep. He also returns to the hair straightening products which would increase the risk of uterine cancer.

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