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Blue Whale Challenge: The Deadly Internet Addiction

PUBLISHED ON: Aug 19, 2017 | Duration: 05:47 Min
On July 30, Manpreet Singh jumped off from the seventh floor of his building. Ending his life. He was just 14 years old. His death has been linked to an online game "Blue Whale Challenge." This incident highlights a serious underlying problem - Depression and Internet addiction. This week Doctors On Call looks closely at what we should all know about this increasingly common problem. We also spoke to Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS.

On July 30, Manpreet Singh jumped off from the seventh floor of his building. Ending his life. He was just 14 years old. His death has been linked to an online game "Blue Whale Challenge." This incident highlights a serious underlying problem - Depression and Internet addiction. This week Doctors On Call looks closely at what we should all know about this increasingly common problem. We also spoke to Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS.

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On July 30, Manpreet Singh jumped off from the seventh floor of his building. Ending his life. He was just 14 years old. His death has been linked to an online game "Blue Whale Challenge." This incident highlights a serious underlying problem - Depression and Internet addiction. This week Doctors On Call looks closely at what we should all know about this increasingly common problem. We also spoke to Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma, Additional Professor of Clinical Psychology, NIMHANS.

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