Online gaming has been warned by experts to cause harm to the mental health of the people who get addicted to it. "Gaming disorder" is real and according to the World Health Organization, it is considered a mental health disorder. However, with newer online games being introduced time and again, things are only getting worse. Games like PUBG and Fortnite is keeping the players hooked on to it. PlayerUnknown’s Battleground: Know Everything About the Most Played Online Multiplayer Game PUBG.
Especially after PlayerUnknown's Battleground aka PUBG introduced a mobile version that keeps updating and adding new features, the game's player base is only growing which is increasing concerns. Yes. The game no matter how fun it sounds has its share of drawbacks. In a recent case, reported by UNI a fitness trainer from Jammu began to harm himself and also ended up in a hospital because of his addiction to PUBG. The fitness trainer's case marks the sixth similar case in Jammu.
The reports believe that the fitness trainer got addicted to playing PUBG. And after he played PUBG for ten days and completed one of the rounds he reportedly began to hit himself. His blows to himself landed him to get admitted to the hospital. According to reports by News18, the doctors stated to the news portal saying, "The patient is unstable at the moment and has partially lost his mental balance." The doctor treating him further reported that while he recognised people, "his mind was not very conscious and still under the influence of the 'PUBG' game," as per reports by News18.
Games like Fortnite and PubG garnered a bad reputation, and concerned people across the world are demanding a ban on these games. WHO has already showed its concern towards online games by saying that compulsively playing video games now qualifies a mental health condition by itself.