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Family & Relationships Parents sent their 9-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to playing 'Fortnite'

18:31  14 june  2018
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became so addicted to Fortnite that she wet herself rather than take bathroom breaks, her parents say. A couple from the U.K. sent their 9 - year - old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to In a bid to wean her off Fortnite , the couple limited their daughter ’s game play to one hour on

UNITED KINGDOM (CBS Local) – A young girl in the UK has been sent to rehab after her parents claim she became so addicted to a video game she refused to stop playing , even to use the bathroom.

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  • Parents living in the UK sent their nine-year-old daughter to rehab after she became addicted to the video game "Fortnite."
  • The girl played for up to 10 hours a day, slept through classes, and wet herself instead going to the bathroom, according to her mother.
  • The therapist treating her says she's not the only person seeking help for "Fortnite" addiction.

A nine-year-old girl living in the UK was sent to an addiction rehabilitation program after becoming addicted to "Fortnite," the wildly popular video game with more than 125 million players, the girl's parents told British newspaper The Sunday People.

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So it's probably not the place to send a nine - year - old girl who's playing too many video games, specifically the free- to - play battle royale game Fortnite . But according to The Mirror, that's exactly what one couple in the UK did after finding their daughter sitting in a puddle of her own urine in the middle

A nine - year - old girl has recently had to check-in to an actual rehab due to excessive Fortnite gameplay. Her parents spoke to The Daily Mirror about the incident and it seems they were very surprised to find out their daughter had been playing 10 hours a day.

The girl's mother, Carol (whose last name was not used to protect the family's privacy), told The Sunday People that they bought their daughter an XBox in January, where the daughter played the game. By March, the parents noticed her grades were slipping, she'd been neglecting extracurricular activities, and racking up charges on their credit card for in-game purchases. Her teachers told them she was falling asleep in class.  

Carol said they decided to seek therapy after the daughter began wetting herself because she didn't want to stop playing.

"We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the ­addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health," she said. "She is in ­therapy for the addiction after she ­became withdrawn, ­agitated, and disturbed from playing up to ten hours a day – sometimes playing until dawn, wetting ­herself so she didn’t have to leave the screen.

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A 9 - year - old girl in the UK was sent to rehabilitation after she became so addicted to Fortnite that she got wet herself instead of going to the bathroom, her parents According to Carol, her daughter was so addicted to the game, she hit Richard in the face when he tried to confiscate him from her .

Since the dawn of video games, concerned parents have worried about their kids becoming addicted . One UK couple would likely agree, after their nine - year - old daughter was put into rehab to address her addiction to Fortnite .

The parents tried limiting her time on the XBox, but she continued anyway — and often didn't get up to go to the bathroom.

"My husband saw her light on in the night and found her sitting on a urine-soaked ­cushion playing the game," Carol said. "I found her backside was red-raw. She was so hooked to the game she wouldn’t even go to the toilet."

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After their daughter admitted her habits to them, the parents sent her to be treated by Steven Pope, a Lancashire-based addiction therapist.

Pope said "Fortnite" is a highly addictive game, and he's been contacted by multiple parents with the same concerns.

"Over the last two months I’ve been ­contacted by dozens of parents with children as young as eight showing signs of addiction to 'Fortnite,'" Pope told The Sunday People. "I’ve been working in this field for three decades and never seen anything like it, how widespread and potentially damaging this is."

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A nine - year - old girl was sent to rehabilitation by her parents after becoming so addicted to the Fortnite video game, she wet herself to avoid having to stop playing .

A nine year old girl has been admitted to rehab after becoming addicted to a video game. Parents of the unnamed primary school pupil revealed she is undergoing intense therapy for a Fortnite addiction , the Mirror reports.

Pope didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment. Epic Games, which produces "Fortnite," didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

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