“Although it is not yet recognized by the American Medical Association as a diagnosable disorder, video game addiction is a very real problem for many people.
“According to the University of New Mexico, recent studies suggest that 6 to 15 percent of all gamers exhibit signs that could be characterized as addiction.
“Though this disorder can have significant consequences to those suffering from it, its signs and symptoms can sometimes be very difficult to recognize.
“There are two major types of video games and therefore two major types of video game addictions.
“Standard video games are generally designed to be played by a single player and involve a clear goal or mission, such as rescuing a princess.
“The addiction in these games is often related to completing that mission or beating a high score or preset standard.”
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