Children Living with Autism and ADHD More likely to be Game Addicts

Children Living with Autism and ADHD More likely to be Game AddictsA study has been carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

As per the study, it has been unveiled that children living with autism and the ones who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to play video games in comparison to people who do not have a developmental disability.

One of the lead researchers of the study Christopher Engelhardt was of the view said that these type of people are twice more likely to be having gaming addictions.

The study, which has been published in the journal Pediatrics, has based its results on the survey of parents of 141 boys. These boys were aged between eight and 18 years. Among them, 56 boys were having an autism spectrum disorder, other 44 were having ADHD and rest 41 was not having any problem.

After carrying out the survey, the study researchers found that youngsters having autism spectrum disorder were playing 2.1 hours of video games on daily basis. Kids having ADHD were spending 1. 7 hours a day on video games and normally developing children used to play 1.2 hours per day.

Among all, children with an autism spectrum disorder were more likely to be having video game addiction.