Teens who spend too much time playing video games are more likely to suffer from impulsive behavior and attention disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study from the American Psychological Association. Likewise, teens who have attention disorders or are prone to impulsive behavior are more likely to spend a lot of time playing video games.
Researchers also found that time spent playing video games can have a bigger effect on kids' health and behavior than video-game violence.
Study authors say they hope these findings will help develop more effective strategies for helping kids cope with behavioral or attention disorders.
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