Treating addictions is ultimately the end-goal of all efforts to understand them, but how can you treat an addiction if you’re not sure what underlies it? For addictions to drugs and alcohol, there is a large body of research, so the understanding of the issues and effective methods of treatment are pretty good. However, more […]
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Video games are no strangers to controversy. Whether it’s the predictable outrage that stems from each new Grand Theft Auto installment or the calls to ban pretty much any game featuring an above-average level of violence, some portions of society are inherently mistrusting of video games. Video game addiction is a modern concern, with the […]
A baby girl was born prematurely, weighing 6.4 pounds. Three months later she died of malnutrition, weighing just 5.5 pounds. The father says, “I will be guilty until the day I die.” But this wasn’t a case of simple neglect or the result of extreme poverty; the young girl’s death was related to her parents’ […]
Video game addiction is rapidly gaining support as a legitimate issue, and a new study has revealed it may be related to conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While most people think of addictions as specifically related to addictive substances, behaviors such as gambling or even shopping can lead people […]
Getting between someone who is addicted and their drug of choice can prove to be a precarious move. Those struggling with an addiction become so attached to their preferred medium of pleasure delivery that they will often choose it over their own families. It can be alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, food, and even the […]
Although not officially recognized by the American Medical Association, to any mom that has struggled with a teen who just will not leave their video game system to do homework or eat dinner, gaming addiction is real. While some teens can play a video game and balance school, sports activities, and friends, some get wrapped […]
Addictive patterns show up in many places, video games being one of them. While there is still debate on whether or not there is such a thing as a gaming addiction, psychology researchers from Canberra are offering evidence that video games can become addictive in a small percentage of gamers.
Most parents worry about their children spending too much time on video games and social media sites. Quinn Pitcock was a former first-team All-American NFL defensive tackle who derailed his career with video game addictions and depression, according to a recent story.
Is it possible to develop an addiction to an app on a smartphone to the point that it dictates your behavior in public? A recent battle between Alec Baldwin and American Airlines suggests such an addiction is not only possible, it can also dictate how you treat others. A CBS News report on the incident […]
Cybersex is making new headlines in connection with Facebook, and generating alarm about games that are geared toward children and teens but involve cybersex between virtual characters.