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Video Game Addiction

The Muddled Science of Internet Gaming Disorder

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Christopher J. Ferguson

Gradually, society seems to be adjusting to the idea that video games are here to stay and that they did not usher in the societal apocalypse as augured by some scholars, politicians and activists in the early 2000s. But we still have some residual issues seeping from the video game moral panic. One of these is the cluttered mess of a thing being called "Internet Gaming Disorder."

What One Boy's Story Tells Us About Video Game Addiction

Richard Freed | Posted 02.19.2017 | Parents
Richard Freed

By limiting children's access to gaming, they are more likely to find joy in real-world activities--such as spending time with family, reading, creative and outdoor play, and school. Such limits also help children learn that technology is best used as a tool, not a toy.

Getting Your Piece of the Growing Video Game Industry

Yura Bryant | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Yura Bryant

The video game industry is projected to keep growing and enterprising minds surely are thinking of how they can attach themselves to this growth. If I wasn't busy building my businesses, I would spend some time on claiming my piece of the action.

Why People Die Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.14.2015 | Technology

"He played the game to pass the time: ten hours of uninterrupted questing. Then, mind hazed by the room's thick cigarette smoke and eyes stinging from...

Geeking Out With Felicia Day

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts

Felicia Day wants to be your friend. She might be an adorkable TV starlet -- she’s been on "Buffy," and appeared on SyFy’s "Eureka" -- but she’s...

The Science and Tragedy Behind The New York Times' 'Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children'

Richard Freed | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Richard Freed

Jane Brody's recent New York Times' article set off a firestorm of comments. Many of those commenting said they see for themselves children's unnatural attachment to digital devices. However, others questioned the addictive potential of technology, asking "Where's the research?" Here, I'll explain the science and tragedy of child tech addiction.

Candy Crush Is So Addictive That This Man Didn't Notice He Tore A Tendon

Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: April 13, 2015 02:21pm ET A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartph...

Stop What You're Doing And Play Pac-Man On Google Maps | Erin Clements | Posted 04.01.2015 | Technology

We hope you weren't planning on doing anything productive with your afternoon....

A Boy's Plea About Video Game Addiction

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The next time you feel a desire to tune out by turning on your game system, pause. Take three or four breaths and just notice how you feel. Tense? Anxious? Excited? Sad? Bored?

Is Cybersex Grounds For Divorce?

Andrew Feldstein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Andrew Feldstein

Cyber-sex, sexting, lurid Facebook messages, and other forms of virtual infidelity are becoming increasingly prevalent in Family Law. With vastly improved computer graphics and enhanced reality, the real world and the virtual world are becoming increasingly blurred.

The Unusual Reason A Dad Assassinated His Own Son In An Online Game

Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Frustrated by his adult son's incessant gaming habit, a man in China reportedly hired a number of in-game master "hitmen" to annihilate his son's avat...

WATCH: Mom Loses It Over Son's Obsession With Video Games

Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

Bedtime isn't the only time when parents feel like they're playing Whack-A-Mole. In this new short film, "Glued," produced by four animation stude...

Addicted to Technology

Sura | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living

The more aware you are about your relationship to technology, the more empowered you become. Let's make our technology devices work for us, not the other way around.

If Gambling, Games, and Sex Are Addictive, What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

DSM 5's announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn't involve substance abuse -- gambling -- has opened the floodgates.

Why Are You So Angry, Birds?

Ali MacLean | Posted 04.07.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Look, Fowl Freaks, whatever your beef is with the pigs, setting yourself on fire and launching yourself as a homemade bomb through a crudely made sling shot is not the answer. I have to ask you to leave my boyfriend out of it.

Worldwide, Students Suffer From Internet 'Addiction'

Susan Moeller | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology
Susan Moeller

For young adults, media are no longer external actors that deliver news and information; they are the circuitry of this generation's increasingly bionic make-up.

The Latest Addiction

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Why do some internet gamers, who often play in total obscurity, keep playing until they die?

Nearly 1 In 10 Kids Risk Pathological Addiction To Video Games

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Roughly 1 in 10 children who play video games are at risk of becoming pathologically addicted to them, found a new study published in the journal Pedi...

South Korea Imposes Midnight Gaming Ban To Combat Addiction

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

"Other people sacrifice their sons to the nation, but I gave my son away to online games," one South Korean mother told Donga, a South Korean news out...

Are We (Virtually) There Yet?

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Recent research found that kids consume 7.5 hours of media per day. Add in multi-tasking (texting while watching TV while listening to music, for instance) and the figure reaches an amazing 11 hours.

Caffeine Addiction -- As Real As Nicotine Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

"How ridiculous," we think. "Coffee, addictive" -- what will they think of next." Let's dial back to 1964 -- the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. You know, the one that banned smoking.


The Examiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Halo 3 Killer Sentenced: If you haven't heard, it's the biggest story of video-game related violence in history - in October of 2007, Daniel Petric...

Study: Almost 1 In 10 Young Video Game Users 'Addicted'

Yahoo! News | Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A sizable number of young video game players -- fully 8.5 percent -- exhibit signs of addiction to gaming, a new study has found. These kids aren't...