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Gamers tend to respond with aggression because certain videogames, such as Grand Theft Auto, reward retaliation, he says



Addicted gamers spend so much time playing that their personal relationships get neglected and sometimes disappear altogether. Among addicted gamers who are married, up to 50 percent report a strain in their marriage as a result of their addiction.



Many gamers, including Jack Perez, a sixth-grader from Pennsylvania, admit that it can be hard to cut back on playing video games.

"You can't just stop," he says.

Plus, the time teens spend playing video games is time not spent being active, experts point out.

"If you spend 8, 9, 10 hours a day gaming," Greenfield says, "the only thing you're moving is your finger."

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