Tag: Gaming Addiction

Video Game Addiction To Be Recognized As Mental Disorder: Here's What To Do If You Think You Have It

The World Health Organization will soon classify video game addiction as a mental health condition. Here is how to determine if you have gaming disorder and what you should do next if you think you have it.

Public Health December 27, 2017

Scans Of Compulsive Gamers' Brains Show They're Wired Differently

Researchers find hyperconnectivity between certain brain regions in those compulsively addicted to video games. While helping in game playing, such connectivity can have a downside, researchers say.

December 29, 2015

New System Can Predict If Online Gambling Patterns Exhibit Signs Of Turning Into Addiction

Early detection of unfavorable gaming behaviors is said to be the key to prevent unhealthy outcomes related to online gambling. Experts have now developed a new system that can help consumers and online gambling providers determine addiction behaviors.

Life October 27, 2015

Man Playing Candy Crush Is All Thumbs: In Fact, He Ends Up In Hospital With Torn Tendon

The obsessive playing of a mobile game for weeks on end sent a California man to the hospital ER with a torn thumb tendon. The injury required surgery to repair, doctors report.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Video games can help kids, but three hours a day can be a bad thing

New research reveals one hour a day playing electronic games doesn't negatively impact pre-teens and may even be a good thing. But three hours or more could have a negative affect.

Video Games August 4, 2014

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