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  • Last week, a male teenage attacker in Munich went on a shooting rampage and shot 35 people and 9 of them died. His gun had more than 300 bullets in it and seven of the people killed were only teenagers. News sources report that the gunman researched how to carry out the shooting for over a year.  The head of the criminal police department indicated that the gunman was a devoted player of first person shooter video games including “Counter-Strike.” They discovered that he illegally purchased the gun through the web and there has been documentation released that the shooter lived with mental illness including anxiety and depression. In 2015, he was treated in an inpatient mental care facility and had since been treated on an outpatient basis.  He was said to have had fears of contact with others. (1) 

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  • Facebook opens many people up to new worlds. They can catch up with old friends, read news stories, learn how to cook, and get home décor ideas. Facebook can be a lot of fun, but if it starts taking up hours of your time every day, it could be turning into a problem for you. Facebook for some people, sucks their time away every day and over time, damages their relationships in real life. This was the case for a couple that had recently got married. 

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  • You’ve had a long day and all you want to do is get into bed and relax. While some might turn to relaxing in bed with a book, many of us today want to lay in bed and relax by browsing their phones. Whether it’s catching up on the latest news headlines of the day or scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram page, using your phones to surf the web before bed is a common way for people to unwind. But is it good for your eyes? 

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Video Game Addiction

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .