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American Doctors Say Videogames 'Addictive'

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Posted June 14, 2007 - By Dana Leahy

The American Medical Association issued a report today declaring that videogames are officially addictive and gave guidelines for their use.

Even though the study admits that videogames can be a social experience, playing with people online and in groups, it also recognizes that there are certain members of society who spend the whole of their leisure time playing games, excluding other forms of entertainment or enrichment.

Because of these findings, the AMA wants to educate doctors about the warning signs of videogame addiction, options for treatment and increase awareness of the problem among parents. The association also recommends that people limit themselves and/or their children to a maximum of one to two hours of gaming a day.

Even though these are only recommendations, gaming now joins the ranks of drugs and alcohol and sex in the hallows of addiction hall.

"It's not me, Stan! It's a disease!"

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