Sunday, January 30, 2011
Therapy for Video Gaming Addiction
Almost anywhere we go, we see children and teenagers hooked on this new addiction. Not drug addiction. Not alcohol, food, or some sport. It's called "video game addiction." The psychological cycle of substance addiction can be applied to video game addiction. This led psychiatrists now to propose the inclusion of this modern-day psychological disorder (a "clinical impulse control disorder") in the next edition of DSM, the manual for mental health disorders.