Son’s withdrawal likely tied to video game use

Posted: April 16, 2014 at 2:43 a.m.

Q Our 14-year-old son seems depressed — to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he’s socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend less time playing video games and watching TV, but he says he hates sports.

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