Pokemon Seizures Linked to Epilepsy, Not TV

Children Who Had Seizures After Watching Cartoon Had Underlying Disease

Link (WebMD)

The study follows up with 91 children who suffered seizures, but it doesn’t mention the mass hysteria that accompanied the incident:

The Pokémon Panic of 1997
In 1997, an episode of the cartoon Pokémon allegedly induced seizures and other ailments in thousands of Japanese children. Though popularly attributed to photosensitive epilepsy, the episode has many of the hallmarks of mass hysteria.

One Response to “Pokemon Seizures Linked to Epilepsy, Not TV”

  1. hope says:

    watch out for those pokemon guys…..!

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