Sunday, November 23, 2008

Playstation Addiction

After a really long time (the article does not say how long exactly but I am interested in knowing how many hours the kid was playing!) on his Playstation, a youngster seemed to go into a trance-like state and not comprehend or react to his surroundings! he could not speak - it look like he was having a brain seizure. This required a new diagnosis 'Playstation Addiction'. Another problem to add to our growing list of woes.

Lorenzo Amato was rushed to hospital by his father, who feared he was suffering a stroke or brain trauma as the teenager would not respond to his surroundings. At first doctors at Lecce hospital, Southern Italy, thought Lorenzo Amato was suffering from a severe brain disorder. The teenager couldn't speak and didn't seem to understand anything going on around him.

Doctors diagnosed the condition after discovering that Amato had just finished a marathon session on his new PlayStation. Local politician Antonio Buccoliero, who spoke to the doctors, said: "They eventually managed to take care of him once they understood that this was a strange kind of mental detachment connected to his PlayStation."

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