Brain Changes Seen in Teens Addicted to Gaming

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Korean researchers, using structural magnetic resonance imaging, found that teenagers addicted to online gaming have structural changes in their brain consistent with those found in other addictions. These changes were observed in a small, but rigorously controlled study of 15 otherwise healthy teens. The ubiquitous exposure of online activities beginning in childhood could interfere with normal adolescent development due to these addictions.

PositiveTips: Parents, if your child is addicted to online gaming, pull the plug and seek professional help for them quickly.