Monday, June 25, 2007

Addicted to the taxpayer's money

"Addiction experts" apparently are re-considering their conclusion that video games are an addiction. Not for long. Here is a prediction for you....within the year these same experts will reconsider and video games will become a taxpayer money reimbursable medical malady.

There is just too much taxpayer money at stake to leave this pseudo affliction off the list. Can you imagine all the family counselors and psychologists and psychiatrists who stand to collect big bucks. I am sure there is a lobbyist in DC already writing the regs.

Link

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Doctors backed away on Sunday from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.

Addiction experts also strongly opposed the idea at a debate at the American Medical Association's annual meeting.

They said more study is needed before excessive use of video and online games -- a problem that affects about 10 percent of players -- could be considered a mental illness.