Video Gaming non-Addiction

Addiction specialists said yesterday that video gaming is not a mental addiction. Formally calling video game addiction an “addiction” would have paved the road for insurance coverage of the disorder. The full delegation of American Medical Association members will vote on the matter later in the week, but the committee’s recommendation has likely damned the issue. The American Psychological Association could take up the issue again when it revises its diagnostic manual in 2012.

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One thought on “Video Gaming non-Addiction

  1. The last game system that I might have been “addicted” to was the Sega Saturn; but I do recall my little brother going into fits of rage when he lost at Virtual Fighter or Sonic.

    On a side rant, the APA, IMHO, is the biggest sham in the world.

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