Excess video gaming is a bad habit, not an addiction, the American Medical Association has decided. But the AMA called for more research.
The AMA’s report says up to 90 percent of American youngsters play video games and that up to 15 percent of them — more than 5 million kids — might be addicted.
. . . Internet role-playing games involving multiple players, which can suck kids into an online fantasy world, are the most problematic, the report says.
An obsession with video games “may be a symptom of social anxiety, depression or another psychiatric problem,” one doctor said.