Above The Noise

Is Video Game Addiction Real?

Season 2 Episode 24 | 6m 9s

As the video game Fortnite is taking over the world, there's a rising panic that some gamers are getting full-on addicted, with headlines like “Parenting the Fortnite Addict” and “I almost lost my sons to Fortnite”. The American Psychiatric Association says there’s not enough research showing that video game addiction is its own disorder. Is video game addiction really a thing?

Aired: 09/28/18

Rating: NR

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