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Nearly 1 In 10 Youth Gamers Addicted To Video Games

April 22, 2009

In a national Harris Poll survey of 1,178 American youths (ages 8-18), ISU Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile found nearly one in 10 of the gamers (8.5 percent) to be pathological players according to standards established for pathological gambling — causing family, social, school or psychological damage because of their video game playing habits.

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