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2.7m young Thais addicted to games

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An estimated 2.7 million young Thais are addicted to video games and online activities, according to a government-sponsored survey. 

Assoc Prof Chanvit Pornnoppadol, of the department of psychiatry, faculty of medicine, at Siriraj Hospital, said the survey ws conducted by the Ministry of Culture, the Department of Mental Health and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanakarindra Institute between March and June this year. It involved 20,000 children nationwide.

An estimated 2.7 million young Thais are addicted to video games and online activities, according to a survey. Photo by Kitja Apichonrojarek

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