British gaming addicts are needing treatment because they’re so hooked on Angry Birds, MailOnline can reveal.
The National Centre for Gaming Disorders, launched in 2019, helps assess and treat people over the age of 13 who have difficulty controlling their video game use with therapy.
Massively popular online shooter Fortnite was a frequent flyer in sending Brtions seeking help for a gaming disorder, being cited as a referral in all four years of NHS data
Another game that appeared every year in NHS referrals was Counter-Strike Global Offensive, a game where players play in teams and aim to eliminate each other
Mobile games like Angry Birds were also listed as being behind some referrals to The National Centre for Gaming Disorder
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS health" data-version="2" id="mol-6478cb10-7fa6-11ed-8800-99e81a64621a" website kids sent to NHS in the past year for gaming addiction