Latest Video game addiction Stories

2009-10-06 09:03:25

Adolescents with psychiatric symptoms such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social phobia, hostility and depression may be more likely to develop an Internet addiction.

2009-09-16 10:45:56

Sweden's Youth Care Foundation says video game addiction is reaching dangerous levels in several countries worldwide. Foundation official Sven Rollenhagen said his group received scores of e-mails and telephone calls from around the globe after it compared the video game World of Warcraft to cocaine

2009-06-08 18:09:16

People who say they are addicted to playing video games sleep less but generally don't recognize their pastime could be responsible, U.S. researchers found.

2009-04-20 10:05:00

Parents have been saying for years that their kids are "addicted" to video games, but a new study by an Iowa State University psychology professor is the first to actually report that pathological patterns of video game addiction exist in a national sample of youth, aged 8 to 18.

2009-02-26 22:50:00

A Swedish youth organization said the computer game World of Warcraft is dangerously addicting.

2009-02-10 05:57:00

VIENNA, Austria, February 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bwin is the founding sponsor of The Transparency Project, the world's first ever public data repository for privately-funded datasets related to addictive behavior. The project is an initiative of the Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Teaching Affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

2008-07-30 18:00:29

The author of a book on Internet addiction says that 5 to 10 percent of the U.S. population is hooked with larger percentages in other countries addicted.

2008-06-13 12:35:00

A new Australian study has found that playing video games does not translate into poor social skills.

2005-09-14 07:30:00

Warning: online game playing can be hazardous to health. So far, such a warning -- usually reserved for addictive products like cigarettes and liquor -- has yet to appear on the growing stable of online game titles rapidly gaining popularity in Asia. But that could soon change.

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