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Video game addiction a lot like Asperger's syndrome, researchers say

According to a pair of psychology professors, Dr. John Charlton and Dr. Ian Danforth, being addicted to video games is a lot like what is experienced by sufferers of the social disorder called Asperger's Syndrome.

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JsonHenry3312d ago

I work with kids that have Asperger’s syndrome, and let me tell you it is NOTHING even close man. I can't believe this was ever put into print...

It shows either real ignorance of video games and the people who play them or ignorance to the extreme of what Asperger’s syndrome really is.

richierich3312d ago

I have apsergers syndrome and have been playing video games since I was 7 I am 24 now.

Bad_Karma3311d ago

My 5 year old has Asperger’s Syndrome and for that to be put into the same category as game addiction is a total load of bollox . Psychology Professors !?!?! more like Parapsychology ...good at seeing things that aren't there.

okcomputer3311d ago

The average us gamer plays 7.4 hours a week
http://www.theesa.com/facts...

Average us tv viewer watches 30.45 hours a week
http://www.nielsenmedia.com...

So, shouldn't the media be a little more worried about tv addiction than gaming addition?