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Can video games lead to violence?  Here’s my feeling.  Video games certainly can take someone who is violent and make them a little more aggressive.  We don’t have studies which show a direct cause and effect.  However, if someone is playing a video game where they actually are seeing things that are violent over and over again and starting to get a relaxed opinion of it, that they are more or less exposed to it, they won’t be as shocked and it could make them more prone to problems.

By: Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP