Study: gambling, video games related

April 20, 2009 2:23:21 PM PDT
New research shows about one in 10 kids is addicted to video games.

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Standards for gambling addiction were used to identify young video game addicts.

Most of them spent 24-hours a week glued to the screen -- about twice that of other players.

The Iowa State University study included children ages eight to 18.

Researchers say the U.S. is behind other tech-savvy countries in treating the addiction. South Korea has opened clinics to treat video game addiction.

The new study is in the may issue of "Psychological Science."

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