American doctors formally declare videogames 'addictive'

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The American Medical Association is on the verge of recognizing ‘Internet/video game addiction’ as a diagnosable disorder, part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, which can be used as a legal defense, and treated with drugs. It also encourages funding examination of the effects of video games and Internet usage on those under the age of 18, and limiting use or playing to 1-2 hours per day, tops. This is both correct and stupid, as these things are wont to be. [GT]

American Doctors Want Videogame ‘Addiction’ Recognised

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