Yet Another Video Game Addiction News Story

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Posted on June 21, 2007, Andrew Yet Another Video Game Addiction News Story

addiction.jpgYes, it’s heroin. We melt the Horde into a spoon and shoot it into our veins. Although, I guess my grades did slip a bit freshman year because of Starcraft.

There’s yet another news story suggesting that playing video games is an addiction which ruins people’s lives. Teenagers isolate themselves in their rooms and don’t come out for hours.

I’ve got some news for you–if a teenager has an internet connection to a computer in his room and doesn’t come out for hours, he’s not only playing video games. I guarantee it.

This isn’t the first story we’ve posted on this issue, and as a matter of fact William featured one in a post just last week. But this one had a somewhat rational ending.

I like the level-headed response at the end of the story from Dr. Michael Brody, head of a TV and media committee at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He suggested that the constant video gaming could be a symptom of a larger problem, such as depression or social anxieties.

“You could make lots of behavioral things into addictions. Why stop at video gaming?” Brody said in the article. “Why not Blackberries, cell phones, or other irritating habits?”

We have lots of irritating habits, indeed. I don’t think we need to classify all of them into disorders or flaws.

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