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Video Game Addiction

What’s the buzz?

Video game addiction has been a hot topic, since the WHO announced they would be including “gaming disorder” in the ICD. Just this month Prince Harry made headlines when he spoke out about Fortnite, saying, “It’s created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”

Prince Harry is not the only one buzzing about video game’s impact. Good Morning America did a special titled “What parents should know about the online survival game Fortnite.” In the clip, Clinical and Sports Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader talks about the social and interactive component of the game sucking people in. You can watch more in the clip below.

Video games seem to be a growing topic of conversation among parents, teachers, and even political leaders. The buzz around this topic is likely to continue as research continues to come out.

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