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Under these assumptions watching TV more then 2 hours a day is a mental illness as well (go ahead try to prove me wrong!) Also people who drink coke a few times each day are addicted to coke. They are working off the assumption because it is done every day that it is addiction where this isn't true. Also they conclude that it leads to violent thought. This is easily disproved in many ways. 1 Were human and most gamers are men which have violent thoughts most of their lives theres simply no work around it happens whether you want to admit it or not its how things are people. 2 These studies are often done by people who dislike video games so they will do what they can to make them look bad. 3 Oh please their other assumption is flawed they have no credit in this study at this point.
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You have to remember, that the DSM classifies many things as a mental illness... Take university students for example, students who have a lack of studying would be classified in the manual. The other thing we have to remember is that the DSM is highly influenced by culture. I believe they are making another TR of the DSM so in that one alot of the "Mental illnesses" we see in the DSM-IV TR will probably change and be taken out.

Edit: Oh yeah, I almost forgot... The "Illness" is only an illness if it impairs you in some way.
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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
ALL PRO GAMERS ARE OBVIOUSLY MENTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL

omg
You have it right there, ahaha.
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I swear i better get some compo or ima riot.

I like the idea of dressing up as our favourite charactor ill be PEACH...wait that means ill be utterly defenseless and be stuck in a tower new plan. Ill be Bowser but then ill loose screw it ill just be nintendo everybody wins there
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