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Playing video games seems to have few serious acute adverse effects on health

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1159
  1. Mark D Griffiths (, reader in psychology
  1. Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4BU

    EDITOR—Cleary et al's letter about hand-arm vibration syndrome in people who play computer games needs to be put into a general context.1 I have examined both the possible dangers and the potential benefits of playing video games, and the literature suggests that they …

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