A Russian teen died from a stroke after playing PC games for 12 hours in a computer club. Doctors were taking lifesaving efforts for several days, but could not save the boy. The autopsy showed the young gamer's brain to be totally destroyed. The boy stayed in the game club longer than safety regulations allowed. When the boy returned home, his inadequate behavior led his mother to call an ambulance. The boy was hospitalized, stayed in the reanimation department for 7 weeks and eventually died. Doctors concluded that computer games launched the development of the brain pathology, which the boy was suffering from, having thus provoked stroke. Doctors say they learn of computer game addiction developing among teens on a regular basis. According to sociological research, up to 80% of Russian schoolchildren [12-13 years of age] suffer from addiction. Children may spend whole days sitting in front of computers without food, water and rest. Children's addiction to computer games in Western states gradually takes the scale of alcohol and drug addiction. Such children are excessively short-tempered, irascible and emotionally unstable. They always experience a dire need of playing games, although they realize practical uselessness of such pastime. As a result, computer addicts suffer from inner contradictions between the real and the virtual egos. Doctors say serious addiction to computer games affects both physical and intellectual development of children, causing depressions and psychological disorders.