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According to a 10 page report released by an American Medical Association committee, excessive video game playing leads to social dysfunction. As a result the committee is recommending it to become a formal disorder in the upcoming revision of the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV.' In the report a heavy video game user plays for more than two hours per day. This in turn leads to negative actions such as aggressive thoughts and aggressive behaviors. The report also compares video game addiction with that of pathological gambling.

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2 hours a day is addiction???

I hope the people are nice to me at the institution.
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Right.......so i have a mental disorder

When will this stop! All the PC hating is doing my head in......thats the thing that is causing me a frikin mental disorder!

I have an absolutely fine personal life thank you very much, i don't need to no report to tell me how to live my life

They will be shipping us off to loony bins next.......for crying out loud
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Sweet, i wonder if I'm now considered handicapped if I have a mental disorder?

Disability pay from work maybe?
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Right.......so i have a mental disorder

When will this stop! All the PC hating is doing my head in......thats the thing that is causing me a frikin mental disorder!

I have an absolutely fine personal life thank you very much, i don't need to no report to tell me how to live my life

They will be shipping us off to loony bins next.......for crying out loud
I think we (overclock.net) all have a mental disorder then

2 hours is simply just not alot
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Sweet, i wonder if I'm now considered handicapped if I have a mental disorder?

Disability pay from work maybe?
I El Oh El'ed at that one.
    
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2 hours a day is addiction???

I hope the people are nice to me at the institution.

I says more than 2 hours. Really, who plays that much anyways? You're going to have to eventually get up and take a leak sometime, or grab a bite to eat. If you're playing more than 2 hours straight every day you really have a problem. I doubt most "normal" gamers fall into that category, thought.
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2 hours a day is noobie. (just to make sure i did end that sentance with a period).
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post #9 of 74
Now i am having exams I have basically stop playing games (for now )

So does that mean my mental disorder has gone away?
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2 hours is and isnt much. it is quite a chunk of the day, especially when you have school for 6 hours, 2 is alot of the remaining day. but 2 hours every day isnt always the case for gaming. some nights you are out with the pals partying n what not. so you dont game at all. then other days, you are just plain lazy and play for a while.
    
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