10% of video game players may be addicted study says

Nearly one in 10 gamers addicted: research

TOM PULLAR-STRECKER

Australian researchers believe about 8 per cent of people who play computer games may be suffering symptoms of addiction.

A team led by associate professor Vladan Starcevic at the Psychological Medicine Department of Nepean Hospital in Sydney surveyed almost 2000 computer-game players aged 14 and above and found 156 responded differently to the questions they posed, and appeared to have a problem.

Other studies have shown higher levels of problem game-playing, ranging from 8.5 per cent to 11.9 per cent.

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