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A twelve year old school boy from Western Russia named Sergei who was addicted to computer games died as a result of his fixation. Sergei’s parents allowed him to go to a computer club as a reward for getting good grades in school. After playing computer games for almost 12 hours straight he suddenly collapsed to the floor and began to convulse.

He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was diagnosed as suffering from an epileptic seizure. He had difficulty breathing and was placed on a ventilator, but eight days later he died from a stroke. Alexei Sulimov, a senior doctor said, “Brain hemorrhage took place due to sustained emotional stimulation of the brain… This was the result of emotional stress because he was obsessed with the games… He was dying but could not tear himself from the game.” (WorldNetDaily, Thursday, June 23, 2005)

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