Latest Video game addiction Stories
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.
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
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.
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.
A Swedish youth organization said the computer game World of Warcraft is dangerously addicting.
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.
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.
A new Australian study has found that playing video games does not translate into poor social skills.
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.