10% of video game players may be addicted study says
Nearly one in 10 gamers addicted: research
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.