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ADHD and Autism May Increase Risk of Video Game Addiction

ADHD and Autism May Increase Risk of Video Game Addiction

Dr. Dana Levy spoke with US News and World Report about a new study indicating that boys with ADHD or autism are at higher risk of video game addiction. Levy said the consistency of video games appeals to kids with autism. "When you push a button, it does the same thing every time," she said. And for boys with ADHD, "video games are very visual, very engaging and exciting," she added. Read more here. See also Medical Daily.

 

(July 29, 2013)