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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.