Sunday, April 26, 2009

Video Games Addiction

Study: Three Million American Kids May Be Addicted to Video Games

According to a study by Iowa State University, an estimated three million U.S. children — ages 8-18 — show multiple signs of behavioral addiction.

Douglas Gentile, lead researcher for the study, found that 8.5 percent of all youths who play video games exhibited symptoms. "It becomes an addiction when it starts damaging multiple areas of your life", said Gentile. "It's unlike TV, it's unlike other things that might be a waste of time, because video games actually become a replacement for real life," said Kurt Bruner, co-author of Playstation Nation.


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