Experts concerned for college students gaming addiction


U.S. (WIAT) — More than 150 million Americans are estimated to play video games. 60 percent do so every day.

Colleges nationwide are spending millions of dollars developing E-Sport programs and teams. E-Sports have exploded in popularity on college campuses across the nation, raising long-term physical and mental health concerns.

Students say it helps them pursue careers in coding and video game design, but critics worry about the addictive nature of the games.

Psychologist Dr. Michael Fraser says high school students who suffer from anxiety, depression, learning disorders — or have a hard time turning the game off — are most “At-risk” in college.

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