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Is the videogame addiction story science or politics

Source: healthcare.zdne Posted By: tesee11 3441 days ago

At first glance, it sounds scary.

Nearly one in 10 youth gamers are addicted to video games. Look it’s even in USA Today. It’s getting published in a real scientific journal.

Now dig deeper.

This is an analysis of data from one Harris Poll, taken in early 2007. What Douglas Gentile of Iowa State University did was apply The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) to the answers given. (To the right, Gentile, from his Web site, Drdouglas.org.)

The DSM is used by psychiatrists....

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