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11 How do you cure video game addiction?

How do you cure video game addiction?

October 6th, 2010

Should video gamers totally abstain from gaming in order to recover from gaming addiction? We look at what the experts recommend and discuss possible recovery strategies for video game addiction here.

1 Video game 911 call – Should parents cop out their kids?

Video game 911 call – Should parents cop out their kids?

October 4th, 2010

We discuss classic addiction intervention techniques of parents with teens who are video game addicts here. Why? Because last December a mom in Boston called the cops when her son wouldn’t stop playing video games. Would you go to this length in order to intervene in a computer addiction? Join the debate about the social and moral obligations parents have when it comes to addiction.

8 Video game addiction: the basics

Video game addiction: the basics

October 1st, 2010

We review the symptoms, intervention and treatments possible for video game addicts, or parents of children and teens who suspect gaming addiction in their kids.

15 Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

February 26th, 2009

Do parents have reason to worry about video games and gaming children? We list the ten most common (although surprising) positive effects of games recently investigated by researchers from 2005-present.

139 Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

February 21st, 2009

Excessive television viewing and computer game playing have been associated with many symptoms in recent years. We examine the most common negative outcomes of video games that have been studied. Read on to learn the possible negative effects video games can have on children.

11 What are the social consequences of video game addiction?

What are the social consequences of video game addiction?

February 18th, 2009

Video games are gaining wild popularity in our culture. But does playing video games negatively effect the time adolescents should be spending in more developmentally appropriate activities like sports and hanging out with friends? We take a look at the social consequences of gaming and discuss whether or not gaming can be social stimulating, or not.

11 Signs of internet addiction disorder

Signs of internet addiction disorder

February 16th, 2009

How do you know know if you or a loved one is an internet addict? Probably NOT by physical signs typical of other chemical addictions. We’ll outline some of the common signs and symptoms of internet addiction in this short review of IAD, or internet addiction disorder.

3 WOW addiction – will gaming addiction surpass other technology addictions in 2009?

WOW addiction – will gaming addiction surpass other technology addictions in 2009?

February 7th, 2009

Parents, partners and people around the world are increasingly concerned about the numbers of young men (and women) subscribing to WOW, or World of Warcraft. What good can come of this fantasy-role play made virtual? And just how many people are addicted to WOW?

2 INTERVIEW with internet addiction expert

INTERVIEW with internet addiction expert

February 6th, 2009

We talk with Dr. Kimberly Young of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery about the state of internet addictions. She helps us define internet addiction and identify problem behaviors. Dr. Young also outlines treatment and recovery options. Learn more about the fastest growing trends in online addiction here.

5 Is internet addiction for real?

Is internet addiction for real?

February 4th, 2009

A new form of dependency is characterizing our modern times – internet addiction. In fact, clinicians became aware of internet addiction as early as 1996. But do you know just what “Internet addiction” encompasses? And how pervasive is internet addiction disorder (IAD)? Learn more now.

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