Boys With #Autism, #ADHD Vulnerable to Game Addiction

Boys With Autism, ADHD Vulnerable to Game Addiction (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook A study in Pediatrics says boys with autism disorder played video games almost twice as much as the average for all boys.

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I am a recovered Video game addict. I didn’t quit cold turkey in a normal sense, I started going to church again and after that I don’t play games the hours I did before. The hours that they were saying was not in my eyes a video game addiction. I was addicted to video games I would play before from the time I get up”10AM-12PM” till the time I went to bed and that was around 2-3AM in the morning.  Do I still play games now ya I do but do I play on that schedule anymore no. I may… Read more »


That is a very interesting study, and I’ve read others that are similar. This is a concern I’ve always had for my son, even though it’s probably too early to be concerned. See, my husband plays a lot of video games and I’ve always wondered if seeing him play so much would have any influence. Alas, it’s started to happen. My kiddo hijacked the Wii and ended up breaking it because he just couldn’t leave it alone. So we had to get a new one–a Wii U. Well, that’s been a problem because he wants to play with the controller… Read more »


thefuzzycabbage AMDuser very interesting.  My boys are the same way and I never really thought of this until I saw this.  It’s very challenging to find a balance and let them engage in gaming and not get too wrapped up.


I can actually vouch for this…even though I am an Adult, I still have ADHD, I I get stuck playing video games pretty easily…. I have been known to play a game until I beat it, and be up all night doing it…. my 4 year old son does the same thing with games….but there is a benefit…it helps slow him down, and helps him with his problem solving (i don’t let him play anything violent…hes only 4 he likes angry birds and bad piggies)…