Therapist - "Two hours of gaming is like one line of cocaine"

Lancashire based therapist Steve Pope has provided Fox News and the Daily Mail with a headline they'd kill for after he asserted his belief that “Spending two hours on a game station is equivalent to taking a line of cocaine in the high it produces in the brain."

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Stuart57562272d ago

What's that say about therapists? Coke toking gamers?

Yi-Long2272d ago

... THAT's where I stopped reading.

BK-2012272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

I stopped reading at The Rapist.

Rynx2272d ago

For those of us who's actually DONE cocaine this laugh riot comparison should just be ignored.

Move along people nothing to see here.

rockleex2272d ago

I wonder how much cocai- I mean "gaming" this "therapist" did before he came to this conclusion.

sikbeta2272d ago

Well then, I'm currently @ 2 lines of Coca-ine per day, time to take some more lines XD

Arnon2272d ago

Why was this article posted. It's old as hell...

longcat2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

Neurologist have shown that earning money stimulates the same brain areas as cocaine as well.

Is making money bad for u?

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hay2272d ago

That explains why gaming while stoned is so amazing.

antz11042272d ago

LMAO, then call me Tony Montana!

kaveti66162272d ago

It's actually true, though it is misleading.

The pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine can either be released over the course of week, or it can all be released in one go.

Basically, you can do things that give you a bit of pleasure and you can continue the process over time, or you can get a lot of that pleasure in a short space of time.

What the therapist is saying is actually a compliment to video games.

It means that video games are very pleasure-inducing.

It's the same reason why some men prefer video games over sex.

DelbertGrady2272d ago

One hour of Fox News is like an oil tanker of crystal meth.

TardcoreGamer2272d ago

damn it you beat me to a fox news joke. i was gonna say something similar.

Tommykrem2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

What a ridicolous parallel! It produces the same high? Well, the high itself isn't even the dangerous part about the drugs. The high you get through SOME games is epinephrine, which is a hormone produced naturally by the body to keep the mind engaged and focused. You get the same damn phenomena from riding a bike or playing football!

God, Fox just takes any similarity between gaming and drugs and violence they can find... Watching Fox produces the same amount of anger as doing ecstasy... and it's probably less enlightening.

-Gespenst-2272d ago

Haha exactly. It's almost as if they're saying that gaming contains the same chemical shit as cocaine does; which it certainly doesn't and couldn't

It's a totally absurd comparison. I agree that anything addictive has potential to harm, but this is just provactive journalism for the sake of it and is total BS.

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