oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Watching The World Go By Part II

Volume 24, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In a recent survey of the American Medical Association, 94 per cent. of the doctors questioned thought that there was too much violence on TV; so did 70 per cent. of Americans surveyed by the National Parent-Teacher Association. In a later survey, over 'half the doctors thought or suspected that some of their patients' behavioural problems were related to TV violence. Some reported increased aggression or anxiety in children, nightmares, injuries sustained while re-enacting their favourite programmes, or outright acts of violence.

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