Monday, June 25, 2007

Video Gaming Not an Addiction, Yet

A committee of physician groups which had suggested video game addiction be listed as a mental disorder are now backing away from that proposal, saying the issue needs more study.
"There is nothing here to suggest that this is a complex physiological disease state akin to alcoholism or other substance abuse disorders, and it doesn't get to have the word addiction attached to it," said Dr. Stuart Gitlow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

via GameDaily


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