7 Most Famous Health Facts That Proved To Be Nonsense

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Video Games Lead To Crimes

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The link between mental wellness and video games is an absolute myth. Many parents would take their children to a licensed mental health counselor (or get them engaged in mental health programs) just because they heard somewhere that some of the top video games on the market cause violent crimes.

In 1976, the National Safety Council went into panic mode because of a tame little pixels game called “Death Race”. However, there is no evidence that links the need for a mental health counselor with playing video games.

Actually, as video game sales in America are going up, violent crimes are actually going down; and it is even lower in some countries where games are popular. Moreover, even people who committed violent crimes were found to spend fewer times playing video games.

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