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The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (or NHS) is opening its first treatment clinic for video game addiction, the Guardian reports.

Focusing on children and young adults between the ages of 13 to 25, the new clinic, dubbed the “Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorder” will start treating patients next month. General practitioners in England can make referrals for patients starting today.

The clinic is part of the UK’s National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, based in London. The new clinic will feature the services of clinical psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists focused on the treatment of youth, and nurses with a focus on mental health.

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