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The Link Between Autism and Video Game Addiction

A recent report suggests that boys with autism are more prone to becoming addicted to video games. The study’s authors found that young males with autism spectrum disorder spend 2.1 hours playing games compared to 1.2 hours for boys without autism, HealthDay wrote. Autism makes it difficult to relate and connect with others, which may be one reason why video games are more appealing — they are an escape. 

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