Are We Creating Generations of Video Game Addicts?

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .

Video game addiction can be seen in very young children. The more exposure to the addictive behavior, the stronger the addiction will be. Children may exhibit anger, rage, and irritability. The following videos illustrate manifestations of excessive video game play and likely video game addiction.

Our society is certainly in trouble if we remain ignorant of the dangers associated with video game addiction. There is growing evidence that excessive video game play stimulate the dopamine-reward system in the brain and may cause permanent changes in the brain.

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