Game addiction: Study says 8.5 percent of teens are hooked on video games

by Thor on Apr. 20th, 2009

A couple years ago, we posted an item about psychology/psychiatry professionals debating if people can get addicted to video games. It generated a lot of discussion here on the Buzz. Here's a new study – done through a written survey – that says 8.5 percent of American teens exhibit behavior patterns that would reflect an addiction to video games. What do you think? Read this report and share your opinions here....if you don't need to go back to playing that video game.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

rayiaharris's picture
rayiaharris says:

i think that is true.........

posted on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 1:39pm
shanai's picture
shanai says:

Speaking of game addiction, this article points to a spike in injuries related to gaming on the Nintendo Wii.

Diagnosis? Wii knee & Nintendinitis

posted on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 11:05pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think that tht can injure you

posted on Tue, 04/21/2009 - 10:17am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Give kids more chores and work for them to do and they won't be addicted to video games. Of course, the other side of that is, where are these parents??????

posted on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 9:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont think kids should have more chores because kids have enough things to do as in school, some chores, cleaning rooms, ect.

posted on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 11:15am

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