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Is Video Game Addiction A Thing?

There's been a lot of concern lately about the amount of video games kids play. Are they ... addicted to them? The WHO and APA say maybe. Could obsessive playing be symptomatic of something else? Or is it similar to binging a television show, or staying up to finish a gripping novel?

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