Gaming Disorder Addiction Linked to Autism Spectrum Traits

Eric Bland, Discovery News

April 22, 2008 — People who spend hours and hours playing video games exhibit the same personality traits as people with Asperger’s syndrome, a previously diagnosed form of autism, now called autism spectrum disorder.

The new research fuels concerns that video games could further alienate an already isolated group of people and increase mental health problems like depression.

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