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Two teens from Bekasi diagnosed with mobile gaming addiction

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 18 2019   /  01:35 am

Two teenagers in Bekasi, West Java, are reportedly so addicted to mobile gaming that a local foundation has diagnosed them with a mental health disorder.According to Marsan, the head of Al Fajar Berseri Tambun Selatan foundation, the two teens, 17-year-olds from South Cikarang and Cibitung, have been undergoing treatment at the foundation for a year."This is a real example of extreme mobile phone usage caused by the advancement of mobile games," Marsan told Antara news agency on Thursday.In their daily lives, the two teenagers are rarely seen engaging in social interaction."They are usually quiet most of the time, but whenever they see a mobile phone, they will automatically grab it, take it and play with it. For example, when there is a phone that is being charged, they will just take it. This happens because they are too addicted to mobile phones," Marsan explained.According to their f...