Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Video Games and Addictive-like Behaviors

As with foods and their addictive-like behaviors, the American Medical Association has not formally adopted a diagnosis of video game addiction or mental disorder. That doesn't mean a problem for some people does not exist. It is possible for individuals to develop a compulsion to play video games, which like other compulsions can escalate. As with many compulsions, this can interfere with living a balanced life and following through appropriately and consistently on responsibilities at school, work, and home.

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