Friday, June 15, 2007

Article - Video Game Addiction Seems To Be Mental Disorder - AMA Panel - WSJ.com

 That explains a lot...

An American Medical Association committee recently took steps to classify video game addiction as a mental disorder.

After nearly a year of studying the issue, an AMA committee concluded, in a 10-page report, that excessive video game playing leads to what it describes as "social dysfunction/disruption".

As a result, the AMA panel "strongly encourages the consideration and inclusion of 'Internet/video game addiction' as a formal diagnostic disorder in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV," according to the report.

Article - WSJ.com

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