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2 Suprising Findings About Videogame ‘Addiction’

“Videogames abuse and/or dependence” has not been identified as a disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-V). But it is a growing problem, one that psychiatrists say merits further study. So post-doctorate fellow Dr. Ruth van Holst and her colleagues put adolescent male, self-reported problematic videogamers through a test, to determine if videogame addicts would react to neuropsychological tests in the same way as other addicts. The researchers learned that problematic videogamers aren’t like other addicts in two distinct ways:

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