Computer Exposure Leads To Fears Of 'Digital Dementia'
In South Korea, doctors call it "digital dementia."
The Asian country is one of the world's most wired societies, with 95 percent of the population connected to the Internet. There, young people in their late 20s and early 30s regularly show up at clinics exhibiting many of the symptoms usually associated with mental disorders in the elderly. Those symptoms include memory problems, an inability to concentrate, and sleeplessness.
The young patients' difficulties, the doctors say, come from high exposure levels to digital screen media, ranging from televisions to computers to game consoles to smart phones. And while no one has yet calculated how many young Koreans are affected, the phenomenon is adding fuel to the already contentious debate between neuroscientists over the health risks of using digital media....
Oh no, my grandchildren are doomed..one has her cell phone glued to her hand and only looks up ever now and then to make sure I'm still there waiting for an answer to my question and the grandson who since a child has played games on his X Box is planning on joining the Marines when he graduates this year!! Can you imagine an army full of soliders raised on X Box games?!!