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video game addiction

2 Game Over: WHO Shines Light on Gaming Addiction

Game Over: WHO Shines Light on Gaming Addiction

May 4th, 2018

Do you have a video game problem? Here, we look at how gaming disorder is diagnosed as per the new guidelines published by the World Health Organization. More on how to identify gaming addiction in this guest blog article from clinical therapist, Obi Unaka.

5 Substitute Addictions & How To Steer Clear Of Them

5 Substitute Addictions & How To Steer Clear Of Them

July 10th, 2017

A brief look at the common “substitution” addictions that pop up in addiction recovery. Learn what they are and what you can do to prevent them.

Youth gaming and gambling addiction (FILM REVIEW)

Youth gaming and gambling addiction (FILM REVIEW)

June 14th, 2014

Where does the game end and the problem begin? How much gaming is too much, and how is youth gaming becoming addictive? A review of a recent documentary that helps clear up a few things about youth gaming and gambling here.

3 How does gaming affect the brain?

How does gaming affect the brain?

March 4th, 2014

Gaming can affect the brain in positive and negative ways. For example, gaming may improve visual-spatial capacity, visual acuity, multi-tasking, decision making, and tracking things. But’s all about moderation. More on the brain and gaming here.

8 Treatment for video game addiction

Treatment for video game addiction

May 14th, 2011

People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?

5 Teen video game addiction signs

Teen video game addiction signs

May 8th, 2011

What kind of teens are at highest risk of getting addicted to video games? And what are the signs of video game addiction? More on risk factors and teen video game addiction signs here.

1 Are teens playing too many video games?

Are teens playing too many video games?

May 7th, 2011

The average American youth reports playing 13.2 hours of video games per week. Is this too much? We review the basic facts of teen video game play and pose the question here: “Are teens playing too many video games?”

5 Video game addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms of pathological gaming

Video game addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms of pathological gaming

April 25th, 2011

Pathological use of video games has been reported in 8-14% of people who play video games. But what are the signs, symptoms and characteristics of video game addiction? We review here.

9 Video game behavioral effects

Video game behavioral effects

April 24th, 2011

How can playing video games effect or change behavior? We look at two major behavior modifications video game play can cause: aggression and skills improvement. A brief review of observational learning theory and the two top video game behavioral effects here.

2 Are video games harmful?

Are video games harmful?

April 22nd, 2011

Yes, and no. In fact, video games have effects on multiple dimensions – the same video game can have both good and bad effects at the same time. Learn more about how researchers measure the effects of video games and when and why video games cause harm here.

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