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GAMING ADDICTION INCREASE

Mental Health Today reported that:

Data obtained by the Guardian Newspaper via a freedom of information request has revealed that an increase in screen time and long periods of home schooling may have resulted in more young people developing a possible gaming addiction.

Specialist hospitals, such as The Nightingale hospital have noted an increase of more than triple, in admissions.

See their article at:

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/young-people/treatment-for-gaming-addiction-has-tripled-in-the-last-year

and the Guardian article:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jun/20/gaming-disorders-triple-among-young-during-year-of-uk-lockdowns

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