Warning: ‘PUBG’ addiction lands Fitness trainer in hospital, unconscious with brain under influence

Jammu: Well we all know about ‘PubG’ unless you have been living under a rock until now. Yes, the PubG wave of chicken dinner has taken the world by storm.

Well, there are many online games, in fact quite even better than Pubg but its rapidly increasing popularity due to its player base has unmasked the dark side of being addicted to online gaming.

Similarly, a shocking incident of a Fitness trainer from Jammu, who grew addicted to this game within a span of 10 days ended up in a hospital with severe injuries, TOI reports.

The fitness trainer, according to sources, started hitting and harmony himself by blows after completing a round of the game.

According to a doctor, “The patient is unstable at the moment and has partially lost his mental balance.”

The doctor further added he is completely under the influence of the game and is still unconscious.

Meanwhile, several news reports told the locals have appealed the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Governor to place a ban on this ‘life-threatening’ online shooting games in the state and the country as well.

So, why do people get addicted to online gaming?

Well everyone loves multi-player online gaming and PubG is just one of the extremely popular shooting game that seems to live up to the hype as it appeals to a variety of age group from school going children to youth to even adults.

The violence in these games do have huge impact on the brains of children, teens and now even adults. Such children develop an anti-social habit and violent streak in them.

Are you aware of the fact that WHO has already added ‘gaming disorder’ in its list of globally recognized medical conditions?

Yes, according the World Health Organization, “Gaming disorder is defined as a pattern of gaming behavior (“digital-gaming” or “video-gaming”) characterized by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.”

The bottom line

Too much online gaming can not only isolate you socially but can also have an impact on your brain which could make you anti-social, violent or even aggressive.