Addiction experts say video games not an addiction

Contrary to anecdotal evidence from college dorms and parents of adolescent boys, the APA makes a decision on video game “addiction”. It appears that Super Mario will not need to be scheduled by the DEA.

Doctors backed away on Sunday from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.

Addiction experts also strongly opposed the idea at a debate at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting.

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