A 9-year-old girl is in rehab for her 'Fortnite' addiction. She would stay up all night, soil herself because she couldn’t leave the game, and even hit her dad when he confiscated her Xbox One.
Video Games June 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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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