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How playing a computer game helped me get through the trauma of 9/11

Videogames may be habit-forming – even addictive – but playing them can be a healthy response to traumatic events in real life.

Why do people always say "computer games are addictive" as if that's a bad thing? There is endless hand-wringing about the supposedly addictive properties of gaming. The release of a new World of Warcraft expansion pack has brought the issue up again, but the idea of game addiction has been around for a while, contributing to the image of computer games as dangerous, disturbing and unhealthy.

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guardian.co.uk
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JayTee09023360d ago

I definitely think games offer a sense of escapism that can help get through traumatic events. I know it's helped me get through a lot of family/girlfriend problems in the past.

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