There has been research and speculation regarding video gaming and how it can be a source of addiction. According to the American Medical Association, up to 90 percent of American youth play video games. Of those teens and young adults, it’s speculated that up to 15 percent may be “addicted.”
Video gaming addiction, and addictions in general, have biological components as well as psychological ones. The biological components are that game addicts show an increased release of the mood-regulating chemicals dopamine and glutamate in the brain.
It is a highly rewarding, stimulating, and motivating activity. And our brains know it.
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