When it comes to addiction, often the first things that come to mind are drugs and alcohol, but there are other types of addictions as well, including addictions to playing video games.
A video game addiction is defined as the compulsive playing of computer or video games, such that it interferes with everyday life. Those that are addicted to video gaming often play compulsively which can lead to some adverse effects. While an addiction to video games is not listed as an official mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), there is ongoing research into the issue of compulsive game playing.
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