Addictive video games can impact children’s brains similar to drug abuse or alcoholism

MRI scans show that “Fortnite” and other addictive video games can impact children’s brains in ways similar to drug abuse or alcoholism, the Telegraph reported.
The scans show the “changes in function and structure” in the “reward” portion of the brain are the same as those in alcoholics and drug addicts.
“A series of studies by California State University found the impulsive part of the brain, known as the amygdala-striatal system, was not only more sensitive but also smaller in excessive users so that it processed the stimuli of social media or games faster,” according to the report.
The concerns are being raised amid what is called a new generation of young people who some say are being harmed by excessive use of social media and online video games.
Addiction to “Fortnite” is becoming an epidemic in Britain, according to the report. Some primary schools are urging parents to ban children from using it

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