Madden Shooter:Videogames,Parents,Mental Illness Made Me Do It?

August 28, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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David Katz, The Madden Tournament Shooter, was a tragedy waiting to happen. Born with a likely predisposition to mental illness (possibly on the autism spectrum plus major depression or schizophrenia), his life took a turn for the worse when his parents divorced and he fell through the cracks. Though he received some psychiatric treatment, it was obviously not enough. Depressed and angry, his obsession with violent video games flourished-until it was no longer a game-but very real when he went on a shooting spree at a Madden Tournament and killed and injured other gamers. Today's guest, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, bestselling author of Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing, is the world's foremost authority on these issues. After Parkland, he was summoned to the White House by President Trump to talk about the impact of video games at a meeting with representatives from the gaming industry. One thing we can agree on: the shooting must stop.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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