apr 1, 17 - Logic behind addiction
New York times posted an article supporting logical reasons behind why they feel video games are not an addiction and should not be classified as an addiction. They believe the common thought of video gaming being an addiction or a mental health issue is all misguided. They use neuroscientific analogy to prove video games are not an addiction compared with drugs and alcohol. Dopamine is released during any pleasurable activity, but the dopamine released from video games can be compared to the same release as eating a slice of pizza or reading a book. While alcohol and drugs release dopamine 10 times higher than video games, etc.
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controversy timeline over video games