As the genre of "e-sports" has become more widely recognized, the number of cases in which "professional e-sports players" are ranked among the top "desired occupations" among elementary and junior high school students has increased. But from a medical point of view, gaming is a legitimate addiction. Unlike other sports, there are no established training or coaching methods. As a result of playing endlessly regardless of the time, there is a possibility that the game addiction will worsen and prolong. Partial excerpt from psychiatrist Hidenori Nakayama's book "Protecting the Brain from Smartphone Addiction" (Asahi Shinsho) about the dangers of surrounding adults easily supporting minors who want to become e-sports players.・Re-edit and explain.

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