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Boy diagnosed with Playstation addiction

by Steven Williamson on 27 November 2008, 12:45

Tags: PS2, PS3

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A severely disorientated 13-year- old Italian boy was rushed to hospital following fears that he may have suffered brain trauma or a stroke.

According to the report on Ananova, the doctors at Lecce hospital in Italy initially thought that Lorenzo Amato had suffered a severe brain disorder, but on closer examination, and after finding out that he'd been playing on his Playstation in what's described as a 'marathon' session, he was diagnosed with Playstation addiction! We presume they didn't come that conclusion lightly.

"If I even think about it [Playstation] I want to throw up," said the boy.

After speaking with doctors, a local politician commented: "They eventually managed to take care of him once they understood that this was a strange kind of mental detachment connected to his Playstation."

The news comes following The Times report that a 16-year-old boy from Sweden was taken to hospital after collapsing following a 24-hour session on the new World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

Times Online reports:

"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," the boy's father told the Kvällsposten newspaper in Sweden.

Doctors told the father that his son's bodily systems had been disrupted by a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of food, and the prolonged period of concentration playing the game.

The moral of the story: Get some fresh air and a social life.

Source :: Times Online


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“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,” the boy's father told the Kv√§llsposten newspaper in Sweden.

Well why didn't he stop them then the muppet!
I would have called this gaming addiction to be honest, I doubt he is addicted to the playstation it self

Also

how long has World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King been on the Playstation?
its two different reports jay
Sounds like a good lan tbh :D
All in moderation…….24hrs of gaming is not in moderation!