Report: Emotional and Behavioral Effects, Including Addictive Potential, of Video Games

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REPORT OF THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH CSAPH Report 12-A-07 Subject: Emotional and Behavioral Effects, Including Addictive Potential, of Video Games Presented by: Mohamed K. Khan, MD, PhD, Chair Referred to: Reference Committee D (Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD, Chair) This report responds to Resolution 421, adopted at the 2006 Annual Meeting, which (1) asks our AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health to work in conjunction with all appropriate specialty societies to prepare a report reviewing and summarizing the research data on the emotional and behavioral effects, including addiction potential, of video games; and (2) directs our AMA to develop recommendations for physicians, parents, and legislators based on the findings of this report.

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