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It has been determined that approximately one in every 130 to 200 people worldwide have varying degrees of epilepsy, while only 3-5 percent of those diagnosed with epilepsy are photosensitive. Photosensitive epilepsy is far more common in male children than in adults. This is true because male adolescents and children represent the majority of video game players, which means this group is at the highest risk for experiencing photosensitive seizures.

Photosensitive epilepsy is the name given to the type of epilepsy in which seizures are provoked by flashing or flickering light, or, in some cases, visual patterns. It affects more than one in four thousand people. As well as those who are known to have the condition, many more people may have this sensitivity but have not yet had a seizure and therefore have not been diagnosed.

Until you have a seizure you do not know you are photosensitive.

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Shedding Light on Photosensitivity, One of Epilepsy’s Most Complex Conditions
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Doctor Barry Ramo explains why some video games and cartoons, are causing seizures.
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    Video Game-Induced Seizures
VGS or 'Video game-induced seizures' is preferable than 'video game epilepsy' because this is not a syndrome.
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