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Some youth addicted to video games

In a new national study of 1,178 American youths (ages 8-18), Iowa State psychology professor Douglas Gentile reports that nearly one in 10 of the gamers (8.5 percent) are pathological players according to standards established for pathological gambling. His paper was posted April 20 to the Web site of Psychological Science, the journal of the Association for Psychological Science. More.